This might sound a bit like a rallying cry, and I suppose it sort of is.
Because the message at the end of the day rings true, and that is that QPR might not get a better shot for some time, both in terms of beating Fulham and really putting a marker down for the rest of the season.
Fulham come into this game on the back of a massive problem, and that is that their main man Aleksandar Mitrovic will be out of this game through suspension, and given that he has been involved in 50% of their goals so far this season (via Transfermarkt) he is going to be a huge loss for them, and a massive gain for us.
Given how porous Mark Warburton’s men have been at the back this year, coming in joint second when it comes to goals conceded in the Championship this season, we need all the help they can get if we are going to defeat our SW6 counterparts, and thankfully we got handed it when it comes to Mitrovic’s suspension.
And given that we’ve been given such a huge advantage, it’s imperative that we end up taking it.
A win on Friday night, away from home, against one of the perceived big boys in the division will act as a huge warning to the rest of the league that QPR should be taken seriously.
Results against the big teams haven’t gone in our favour this year, with the likes of Swansea City, West Bromwich Albion and Leeds United, but despite all that, QPR even got as high as 5th in the table earlier this season, so the potential is there for the team to really make a challenge at the top end, but that can only come by beating the teams that are around us in the table, and those that many think are the contenders for the top prize.
Where will QPR finish this season?
A win can really act as a benchmark to push the team higher up the table, starting with the game against Fulham.