QPR’s Peter Ramage is desperate to play against his beloved Newcastle next season - in the Premier League.
The ex-Magpies defender, who helped Rangers to a 2-1 victory against Bristol City on Saturday, still believes his current employers can sneak into the play-offs and that his former club will escape the drop.
He said: "It was always my dream to play for Newcastle. If I play against them I want it to be in the Premier League, not the Championship."
Ramage dashed home after Saturday’s game to watch Newcastle's defeat against Arsenal on television.
Luckily for the 25-year-old, Rangers had a better day, with on-loan Tottenham forward Adel Taarabt's late winner keeping their faint play-off hopes alive. The Rs are 11th in the table and need a miracle to finish in the top six.
But Ramage declared: "We can definitely still make the play-offs. If we keep winning games we'll be right up there.
"I know we're seven points off them now but if we keep plugging away then we can do it. A play-off place was our target at the start of the season and it's still our target now.
"Just because we're a little bit behind at the moment doesn't mean we shouldn't still feel we can achieve it. It would be nice to get a bit of help with the teams around us losing, but we've just got to concentrate on winning games and see where it takes us.
"And if we don't do it this season, then the way things are going here I'm very confident we can put a charge on next season."
Spanish midfielder Jordi Lopez put Rangers ahead with a brilliant free-kick, before Ivan Sproule crossed for Michael McIndoe to volley home a 77th-minute equaliser.
That looked like rescuing a point for City, but teenager Taarabt tucked away Damien Delaney's left-wing cross to ease the pressure on Paulo Sousa.
A run of nine games without a win recently led to the coach's position coming under scrutiny after just four months at Loftus Road.
Rangers' Flavio Briatore-led board will discuss Sousa's future in May and the former Portugal star may need a barnstorming finish to the season to keep his job.
Sousa insisted: "I don't have a doubt I will succeed. The players believe in me and we are building something here. There have been a lot of critics, but now we have had two good results.
"During a season, every team has a moment where results are not good. We had that but the important thing is to show spirit and unity, which we did."
Sousa expects to be given a further boost after the international break, when Rowan Vine is set to return to first-team action after a year on the sidelines with a broken leg.
Vine, an unused substitute for the last two matches, is being lined up for an appearance against Crystal Palace on April 4.