Ian Holloway wants the QPR squad to play as if it they are playing Chelsea, Fulham or Brentford every week.
Rangers take on Slavisa Jokanovic's Whites at lunchtime on Saturday and are looking to do the double over their near neighbours for the first time since the 1979/80 season.
And, rather than treat games against west London rivals as one offs, the Rangers boss wants that attitude to be displayed every week.
The QPR boss said: "I don't think that works, it's just about me telling them what a local derby means to our fans and us and the truth is, I want our players to play like it's a local derby every week and we're going to have to in this division to get anything out of it."
"There's a lot of things that need to change, we need to win a cup game - we can't do it this year we'll have to do it next year.
“It's all about application for me, the way the lads are applying themselves day in, day out. We will get results now because I feel that's the bear minimum that our supporters deserve."
Holloway also believes that Fulham's progress under Slavisa Jokanovic is the blueprint for what he wants to achieve at Loftus Road.
He added: "It's a very special place and to have worked so hard as I did before, to stop it going out of business, I feel very very privileged to try and take it to the next level.
“We've been up and down, we've been a bit of a yo-yo and the way to do it is getting the right people and the value for money out of those people.
“Fulham really sum that up, they've lost a lot of talented players, they've had to sell some of their best players.
“They lost Dembele last summer, they've lost Ross McCormack and they've come out the Premier League.
“I think how they're doing it is tremendous, I think their manger deserves a massive pat on the back, the way they've got a young squad going and playing well.
“It's a big test for us, but I believe we can try and make it four in a row."
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