Hughes is confident Rangers can win vital match against Stoke

QPR manager Mark Hughes has told his players they will get the win they need against Stoke if they maintain the intensity of recent performances at Loftus Road.

Four consecutive home victories have given Rangers a fighting chance of staying in the Premier League – but they desperately need a fifth given that their final match of the season is away to title-chasing Manchester City.

The pressure is on them, but Hughes insists they are more than capable of getting the three points they require.

“If we can play as well as we did against Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool and Swansea then we’ll be fine,” said Hughes.

“With the intensity and determination we’ve shown in our home games and the support that we have, which is fantastic, we’ve got a real chance of getting maximum points, which is obviously what we desperately need.

“I’ve said all along that our home form was the key to whether or not we stayed in the Premier League and it’s still that situation where we need to win our home game.

“We’ve done really well at Loftus Road and we have to do that again.”

Hughes is able to include Adel Taarabt after the Moroccan’s suspension but there are doubts over Samba Diakite, who has been laid low by a virus.

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