QPR boss Harry Redknapp reckons a new pitch can’t come quick enough at Loftus Road.
It’s costing Rs, according to the man in charge, and the team’s natural team is suffering as a result.
He added: “Getting a new pitch to help our passing game will make a difference.
“It’s an old pitch, and it’s not ideal right now.”
Even so, Redknapp (pic) insists the pressure is as much on Stoke as it is on a club headed for the Championship unless Rs can get four wins and a draw – starting with the visit of Tony Pulis’s team.
Redknapp said: “It’s strange to see Stoke there (towards the bottom.
“They’ve established themselves as a mid-table team with a great stadium.
“It’s the same group and he’s done the same thing for the last six or seven years, but when you’re confidence goes it’s hard to put your finger on it. They’ve had a blip, and you discover who you’re friends are at moments like this, but I can still see them getting out of it.”
Rangers have no new injury problems although Bobby Zamora sits out the second of three game ban, with Shaun Wright-Phillips and Andy Johnson also sidelined with long-term problems.