JAMIE Mackie admits QPR must beat Stoke City on Sunday if they're to stand a chance of staying up.
Rangers are only above the drop zone on goal difference heading into the last two games of the season, with a daunting trip to Manchester City on the final day.
And with relegation rivals Bolton still to face West Brom and Norwich, Mackie knows they must beat the Potters to give themselves hope.
He said: “We all know the magnitude of this game. We know we need to win to have a realistic chance of survival.
“Of course, being in the position we're in we need other teams to slip up.
“But we can't do anything about it. We just have to keep our side of the bargain and make sure we beat Stoke on Sunday.
“It's a great opportunity for us to take a step towards safety, and whatever we get at Manchester City is a bonus.”
QPR beat Stoke at the Britannia back in November – their last win away from Loftus Road .
But Mackie insists they will be no pushovers, adding: “They will be organised, physical and hard to beat.
“But our home form's been fantastic of late. We just need to concentrate on our own game.”
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