Queens Park Rangers manager Steve McClaren is expecting a “great atmosphere” when his side host Watford in the fifth round of the FA Cup tomorrow night.

The Hornets make the trip to Loftus Road having beaten Newcastle United away from home in round four, a standout result in a run of form that has seen them lose just two of their last 13.

Speaking to QPR’s official website, McClaren said: “Loftus Road under the lights, a full house – it’s going to be a great atmosphere and we have to respond to that.

“We will have to start well against a very good, very consistent, very tough Watford team.

“Consistency has been the key for Watford. The back four have been good and Ben Foster has been exceptional this season.”

The R’s are on a poor run in the Championship, losing their last five league games, including recent defeats to Birmingham City and Bristol City, but McClaren is hoping the Hornets clash will provide some respite.

“We wanted to do well in the FA Cup – the supporters have demanded that from the third-round tie against Leeds. We all really wanted to get through against Portsmouth and we want to do the same against Watford.

“It’s created a bit of a fixture pile up, but we would much rather be playing games than training.”

Rangers will be without Angel Rangel and Geoff Cameron for the tie, with Joel Lynch also a doubt, while Watford could welcome back Sebastian Prodl and Roberto Pereyra.