Gabriele Angella wants QPR to show the Loftus Road fans their progression when they take on promotion-chasing Middlesbrough.
The Italian defender, on loan from Watford, has been enjoying a consistent run of games since an injury to Paul Konchesky.
Konchesky’s loss has been Angella’s gain and he has set about making up for the lack of first team opportunities afforded to him in the first half of the season.
QPR have kept three clean sheets in their last six games and only suffered the one defeat in that time to MK Dons back at the start of the month.
Angella told the club’s website: “We have played well and it is great to keep those clean sheets.
“If you play together, as a group, you can do a great job. It is not about one player. We defend together, we attack together, and the group is the first thing for us.”
Back-to-back wins over play-off hopefuls Derby and London rivals Brentford and a draw to Preston has given Angella strong optimism that the R's can cause Middlesbrough problems when they make the trip south to Loftus Road.
A win for the men from Teesside will push them back into the automatic promotion places ahead of Brighton.
But manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will want his side to continue improving until the end of the season and carry that momentum into the summer.
Despite a slump in form and issues with manager Aitor Karanka, Middlesbrough will provide a stern test of the R's development.
Angella will be hoping he can keep the likes of Jordan Rhodes quiet on Friday night.
The Italian added: “This will be a very good test for us against a big team that is fighting for promotion.
“We will go into this game with a lot of motivation and I believe that we have the quality in the group to do well.
“We really want to finish the season well and show the right concentration and motivation.
“We are a very compact group, and we are determined to do well in these matches.”