QPR defender Alex Baptiste is targeting three points as he prepares to face his former club Middlesbrough, saying “there’s nothing to fear”.

The 31-year-old left Teesside after an injury-hit time in the north-east, and says that he’s expecting a tough game against one of the favourites for promotion.

Speaking to the club’s website, Baptiste said: “It'll be a tough game. Obviously they're one of the favourites to go up and it's going to be tough. “They've got a fantastic team and a fantastic squad. They got four points from the two away games Saturday-Tuesday so they're on a bit of a roll and that, so it's going to be tough but we go there with no fear and we'll see what happens.

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“We're going for three points so we'll see what happens.

“They're a good and they aren't favourites for nothing, but there's nothing to fear. We don't fear anyone in this division, and if we show the same spirit (as what we have so far) there's no reason why we can't get the three points.”