QPR forward Jamie Mackie says that the team cannot afford to take Millwall lightly ahead of their Championship clash this evening.
Speaking ahead of the London derby, the 31-year-old said that the Hoops have set the standard for themselves with their impressive form so far this season, and failure to live up to that could prove costly.
Mackie said: "We have to prepare in the same way. People might say that we’re expected to win it, but as a group of players we’ll pay them the respect that they deserve.
"We’re playing in the Championship, it doesn’t really matter who we’re playing against, it’s going to be a tough tough game and if you go into it expecting to win then you’ll come unstuck.
"We’ll focus on ourselves. We’ve got our game plan, we work really hard and if we recreate the kind of performance we put in against Ipswich, we feel we can beat anyone, but if we don’t we’ll get turned over."
QPR will be hoping to make it back-to-back victories following their 2-1 win against Ipswich on Saturday, and Mackie says that the fans are crucial in ensuring they make Loftus Road a difficult place for their opposition.
He said: "We’ve been really impressive in the league at home and the message is that we just need to keep going.
"We’ve found a really good way of playing that suits the squad and we’ve kind of set the standard.
"If you want to do well this season you’ve got to make this place what it should be, and that’s a really tough place to play.
"We love playing here so I think it’s a tough place to come for other teams, whoever they are, so we’ve just got to keep going and take the first three home games into the rest of the season.
"That’s what the Championship is about. It’s a long old season, it’s a grind and we’ve got to produce that every week."