Queens Park Rangers will be looking to record a third successive win when they face Rotherham United in the FA Cup third round.
While the home side occupy fifth position in the Championship, Rotherham currently sit top of League One, five points above the playoffs.
Given the opportunities to make headway in the automatic promotion race, Mark Warburton would have been desperately disappointed with QPR losing home fixtures to Stoke City and Bournemouth respectively.
However, the Hoops have responded with 2-1 victories away at Bristol City and Birmingham City respectively, making it five wins from their last seven outings.
QPR still sit eight points adrift of first place but with matches in hand on three of the four teams above them, Warburton will be satisfied with their current standing.
On a negative note, you have to go all the way back to October 2 for the last time that QPR netted more than twice in a game, a streak currently standing at 14 matches.
Despite a strong defensive record of late, no clean sheets have been recorded in five outings, leaving Warburton to demand more ruthlessness at both ends of the pitch.
Paul Warne has had few issues getting those traits out of his Rotherham team this season, the Millers having suffered just one defeat from 24 games in all competitions.
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However, that setback came as recently as Boxing Day, and Rotherham were far from convincing during their recent wins over Bolton Wanderers and Crewe Alexandra.
Warne will not have too many concerns at this stage, but all three games have highlighted that Rotherham can ill afford any complacency if they want to last the pace in the League One promotion race.
Rotherham have also kept just two clean sheets in their last eight matches, one of those coming against non-league Stockport County in the previous round of this competition.