QPR are racing to turn an average season into something better because it sets up Rs for next term - according to Sebastian Polter

The powerful striker believes a high finish for Rs will leave a pleasant taste in the mouth as an appetiser for a better 2016-17.

Polter and Rs scraped home against Charlton 2-1 on Saturday thanks to a last-minute winner from Nasser El-Khayati - but the previous fare is not going to make the final of Master Chef.

In fact, doomed Charlton can feel mighty aggrieved they were didn't even get the crumbs from the table after they looked the side most likely to win during the last 15 minutes.

There were plenty inside Loftus Road, both home and away, who reckoned Hoops stole it - but Polter begs to differ.

Maybe a quick refresher below will help you decide.

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He said: "Not really. We had earlier chances; me; Matty (Phillips) and maybe we could have been better ahead earlier.

"But was always believe we can score in the last couple of minutes. Maybe it was a bit lucky, but we fought and worked hard for it.

"We’re very pleased for Nasser. It’s always good if you have someone like that who can come off the bench and score like that. It makes our squad very good at the moment."

Rangers are sitting comfortably in 11th and will neither go up or down, and Polter might think it looks as if motivation over the final five games is hard to come by - but he believes a bunch of wins bode well for next season.

"Yes, we have to agree it looks like that (motivation thin on the ground)," he said. "But we have to make the best of what is left because we’re not really where we want to be - and this will help now and later."

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