QPR striker Jay Bothroyd wants to show Sunderland what they're missing this afternoon and drag the Black Cats into a relegation dogfight.
Rangers go into the crucial Loftus Road clash four points adrift of safety, with Martin O’Neill’s men a further six points ahead.
Bothroyd almost signed for Sunderland two years ago, only to snub a move to the Stadium of Light to stay at Cardiff City, before joining QPR that summer.
With Bobby Zamora battling to overcome an ankle injury, 30-year-old Bothroyd could keep his place following his goalscoring exploits at Southampton last weekend.
And he hopes to boost the Rs’ survival chances while reeling Sunderland into a survival scrap.
He told the Chronicle : "I almost joined Sunderland. It was a choice between them and Newcastle, but I decided it wasn’t the right time to move and stayed at Cardiff instead.
"We were going for promotion at the time and I wanted to try and finish the job so I turned it down. Martin O’Neill’s a very good manager, and I’m sure he will be successful.
"But it’s wide open at the bottom and teams can be dragged into it, just like Birmingham and Blackpool in recent years.
"If we can get back-to-back wins it piles pressure on the sides above us and give us a real chance."
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