Joel Lynch has sympathy to his Rotherham pals ahead of QPR's meeting with the League One bound Millers but that won't mean he will gift them three points.
The Yorkshire side will be relegated on Saturday if they lose at Loftus Road, while Blackburn and Nottingham Forest win with Burton also avoiding defeat.
Lynch has friends at the New York Stadium and he understands what they're going through having suffered relegation with Brighton in 2006.
He said: “With the situation they're in it's difficult for them as results haven't been coming and they're in a bad way.
“I've got a few friends who play for them and it's difficult for them. We've got to approach it like any other game and we want to keep our run going. We have to stick to our plan and get three points.
“It makes conversations more awkward. In my first season as a pro for Brighton, we got relegated from the Championship.
“It's difficult as I know what they're going through but we've got to stick to what we have to do and finish on a high.”
Lynch feels that QPR need to build on what Ian Holloway has been asking of them to do for the rest of this season and build some momentum for the 2017/18 campaign.
He explained: “If we get used to doing what the manager wants us to do and the way he wants us to play.
“The game plan the manager has given us, we're using and using them well. If we can get stronger and more used to doing what the gaffer wants us to do and take it to next season.
“With the squad we've got and competition for places has got better. If we can build on this and then we're on a high going into next season and people will be saying QPR look like a decent side and we want to take that confidence into the summer.”