After what's been a stop-start season for Queens Park Rangers, Boro defender Ben Gibson says his team must be wary of the West London outfit looking to finish on a high when the two sides meet on Friday.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's R's have lost just two home games since the turn of the year and with a squad that played Premier League football just 12 months ago, Gibson warns that it won't be easy at Loftus Road.

"Obviously they were relegated from the Premier League so they would've been hoping to be right up there this season," said the defender.

"They've got a very talented squad and a manager who is also very talented - he did a great job at Burton. 

"They have players who have played in the Premier League so it's not going to be an easy game. 

"We're going to try and make it tough for them, set our style and dictate the way we'd like to play. 

"It will be difficult but we'll be going into it as we have done all season, trying to dictate the game from the off. 

"I remember watching Hull go there earlier in the season. It was very difficult for them, they (QPR) lost in the end but gave Hull a good go and it's never an easy place to play. 

"It's always a tough place to go, the crowd will be right behind them. They will be trying to put a good run together for the end of the season so they can set their stall out for next season. 

"They're good players and it will be difficult but we'll focus on ourselves."

Friday night's game at Loftus Road marks the first of eight in April for Boro and with a season's hard work almost up, Gibson insists there will be no letting up with the finish line in sight.

"The whole season boils down to this month," he said. "We've got to attack it, play the way we have done and I'm sure we'll be fine. 

"It's Saturday, Tuesday all month after Friday. It's all going to happen very quickly. We can't look further than the game in front of us. 

"We have to be prepared for a rollercoaster. I'm sure there will be ups and downs no doubt and a lot more twists and turns.

"But we've got to be ready and stay focused no matter what happens. As I say, we can't look past Friday. 

"We have to try and get three points from QPR and that would set us up nicely for three home games but we're looking no further than Friday."