Jamie Mackie would rather face Blackburn Rovers than just about anyone else in Saturday's FA Cup tie.
It's match that pits two Championship sides with mediocre results behind them including September's 1-1 draw - see above - and one without surprises.
Better Blackburn, says QPR's midfielder than a rampant League One outfit, a top Premier League outfit, or even lesser minnow with nothing to lose.
Rangers could do with a bit of Cup luck.
They are saddled with a woeful record of just three wins in the 21st century, and one of them wasn't the ignominious first round exit to Vauxhall Motors in 2002-03. *scroll to bottom
“I think there is less pressure with it being another Championship team, but the main thing is we have got a home tie, so we get the opportunity to play in front of our home fans again,” he said.
Mackie knows more than most about twists of fate in the FA Cup.
It will be five years almost to the day since he broke his leg in two places against Saturday’s opponents in his first spell at Loftus Road.
However, the Scotland international also scored vital goals in a loan spell at Reading as they reached a semi-final at Wembley in 2014-15.
He believes from a Rangers perspective the knockout football provides a chance to build on two league wins either side of New Year without the pressure of the three points.
“I have had an unbelievable FA Cup run before so it is about momentum,” he added. “We have won two games now and we want to win another one.
“We have had some really tough league games so let’s go out there and try and implement some of the things the manager wants to work on without the pressure of the league against a side who have had a great win against Newcastle.”
* Just in case you wondered, Vauxhall Motors have also had their fair share of trouble since their epic Rangers win. They now play in the West Cheshire League - step seven of the non-league pyramid.