Coventry City have been sent a warning by Queens Park Rangers defender Rob Dickie ahead of their upcoming Championship clash.
The Sky Blues return to action following the international break with a trip to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Good Friday (3pm kick-off).
Mark Robins’ side sit 20th in the table, four points clear of the relegation zone, though third-from-bottom Rotherham have three games in hand on them.
QPR are 12th, 11 points better off than Coventry.
Rangers have picked up nine wins from their past 15 matches, following the signings of Charlie Austin, Stefan Johansen, Sam Field and Jordy de Wijs in the January transfer window.
“The consistency and impressive form since January has been great,” Dickie told www.qpr.co.uk (via Kilburn Times).
“Earlier in the campaign we just lacked that cutting edge and ruthlessness in both boxes, but the arrival of some really experienced players has really helped us.
“The new signings have made a big difference, however added to that, the lads have stepped up massively as a result.
“I think we initially needed that run of three, four or five games or so in January to give us a lot of confidence and belief and since then we haven’t really looked back, our form has seemed to have turned and we want that to continue.
“We are showing our potential now, we have a really good squad here. We want to push on and finish the season as high as possible.
“Since January we have averaged around two points per game which is promotion form, really, so if we are able to keep this momentum going – especially into next season – then why can’t we go again next year and really do well?”
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Dickie believes the international break will have done the QPR players good as they bid to finish the campaign strongly, starting with the visit of Coventry.
“I love games coming thick and fast but like most the lads, I feel like we needed this break,” added the former Oxford United centre-back.
“I have learned so much this year, playing week in, week out in the Championship has brought my game on a lot. However, we must take advantage of this break and come back strong for the final month of the season.
“We have nine games left and we want to finish as high up the table as we can.
“It can be easy for clubs to come back from this international break and sort of float through to the end of the season, but for personal pride or whatever, you want to finish the season strong and take some positive momentum into next year.”