HUGHES AIMS TO KEEP REVIVAL GOING
Mark Hughes says his QPR side are striving to maintain the momentum they created against Swansea and take that into their trip to West Brom.
QPR equalled their biggest win of the season with an impressive 3-0 victory over the Swans in midweek.
But despite climbing two points clear of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone, Hughes remains wary of a potential dip in form following an encouraging display at Loftus Road.
"Getting three points was really important and hopefully we can take that confidence into the weekend," said Hughes.
"We had a similar situation where we had a great midweek performance and result against Liverpool, then we had an away game when we didn't really equip ourselves that well against Sunderland.
"So we want to improve on that and capitalise on the confidence that we've gained from the game against Swansea."
The win gave Rangers their third victory on the trot at home, but it is away from Loftus Road where their problems lie.
QPR's last win in the league on their travels was a 3-2 victory over Stoke last November, and it is a record Hughes is looking to set straight.
"We enjoy playing at Loftus Road in front of our fans, they've been great with us and really driven us on.
"What we need to do now is transfer that form to our travels, because that's been a problem for us.
"If we address that in the games we have left then that's obviously going to help our situation.
"I just sense this week, on the back of the performance at Old Trafford and the midweek performance against Swansea, we can go into the game with big confidence and get something out of it."
Hughes sang the praises of Baggies manager Roy Hodgson, his opposite number on Saturday, having taken over from the former Fulham manager at Craven Cottage.
"Roy's a very accomplished manager. He works long hours on the training field to get his team functioning how he wants it.
"I reaped the benefits of that when I went to Fulham because I inherited a team that was really focused and had a good work ethic.
"That had a lot to do with the way that Roy worked. I like to think that I added to his work as well to make Fulham a good side.
"It'll be a big test for us, but we have to ride the wave of the confidence that we gained from Wednesday and if we can do that then we'll give them problems."
Hughes has a couple of injury concerns ahead of the trip to the midlands, with strikers Jamie Mackie and Bobby Zamora both doubtful.
Mackie, who scored in his side's 3-0 win over Swansea in midweek, and fellow frontman Zamora have both picked up knocks leaving Hughes light up front should the duo be declared unfit.
Djibril Cisse is also out, serving the final game of his four-match ban, but Shaun Derry is free to return in midfield having served his one-match suspension.
(reopens) Meanwhile, Hughes insisted he had "no intention" of selling Adel Taarabt amid reports linking the playmaker with a summer switch to Wolfsburg.
Taarabt, who was close to joining Paris St Germain last summer, has a year remaining on his contract.
Hughes said: "We've certainly not had any conversations in that regard and have no intention of allowing him to leave.
"He's a part of what we're trying to build on for the future."
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