NEIL Warnock reckons the next 10 games will be vital in QPR's efforts to avoid the drop – starting at home to Norwich tomorrow.
Rs go into the new year just one place and two points off the drop zone following yesterday's 1-0 defeat at Arsenal.
And with games against the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, Man United, Spurs, Chelsea and Man City coming at the tail end of the season, Warnock knows his side have to start picking up points now..
He said: “The next 10 games are vital for us as we have a tough run in, with games against some very good teams.
You could see we were short in certain areas (against Arsenal), but you couldn't fault us – I picked a team to win the game.”
But Warnock had one ally in the shape of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who approached QPR's approach to the game.
Wenger said: “It was a good QPR side with a good midfield we came up against, and they always look capable of creating something.”