QPR must add grit, determination and consistency to their side if they want to challenge in the Championship next season, according to James Perch.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side have drawn 17 games this term and the defender believes the best teams in the division turn those draws into wins - no matter how they are performing.
The 30-year-old has been a mainstay in Rs side since signing last summer and wants to see more fight from his side when things don’t go their way.
He said: “I think we can all learn (from this season) that the Championship is a very tough league, people say it all the time but it is, it is demanding on players and we have to be really consistent.
“You look at the teams at the top they have been consistent all the way through and that’s why they are there.
“Even when they are not playing well they grind out results and win games, that is what we need to do, get that grit and determination back and when we are under the cosh we have to deal with it and see it out.
“The teams that go up, you will be able to look back at their games and see when they didn’t play well but managed to get a draw or nick a win late on, that is what we haven’t done this season.”
QPR have only won back-to-back games three times this season and have failed to win three times on the trot at any point this term.
Perch knows that if QPR want to be playing Premier League football again then consistency will be key.
He added: “Consistency is a massive factor for Championship sides to be successful.
“We’ve drawn quite a few games, the odd goal here or there, a few more points and you’re right up there, and that is what the teams at the top do, nick a win or a draw when they aren’t playing well.”
Rangers aim to bounce back from a 4-0 defeat at Brighton on Tuesday when they entertain Reading on Saturday.