QPR boss Chris Ramsey says it is vital his side get some points on the board in their upcoming games if they are to avoid becoming detached at the foot of the Premier League table.
Rangers were defeated 2-1 by Arsenal at Loftus Road on Wednesday night and they will welcome the Gunners’ North London rivals Tottenham on Saturday.
QPR have played a game less than the sides around them at the bottom but results elsewhere this week mean they are now three points adrift of Aston Villa in 17th place.
Ramsey is concerned about allowing that gap to increase.
“The last thing we want to do is start getting detached,” said Ramsey.
“We wouldn’t want that because that in itself creates anxiety and doesn’t allow you to play in a smooth way.”
QPR are priced at 4.57 to defeat 1.73 favourites Spurs at Loftus Road this weekend, with the draw on offer at 3.66.
Later this month, the Hoops will face two sides also currently in the wrong half of the table, Crystal Palace and Everton.
Ramsey says he had no illusions when he accepted the chance to fill the void left by Harry Redknapp but he has warned his squad they need to build on what was a decent performance despite defeat to Arsenal last time out.
“When I embarked on this situation I didn’t think it was going to be a walk in the park,” added Ramsey.
“The players themselves know they have an obligation to the fans and to the owners to put in performances for the next few games.”