Doncaster Rovers head to table-topping Queens Park Rangers on Saturday aiming to end the npower Championship's only remaining unbeaten record.

Rovers have themselves lost only once, but it was a heavy 4-0 defeat they suffered at third in the table Cardiff City.

And seventh-placed Donny do not intend to be on the wrong end of a similar scoreline again, in-form midfielder James Coppinger told football-league.co.uk.

"We weren't as bad as 4-0 sounds in that game at Cardiff," said Coppinger, whose hat-trick in last week's 3-1 win against Norwich City helped his team bounce back.

"We were on top for the first half-hour," he added, "but then they took the lead and then two quick goals midway through the second half knocked us right back.

"Apart from that game we've done okay, although I have to admit our performances haven't been great despite getting some very good results.

"But once we click into gear I think we can really push on, and a decent performance and result at QPR would certainly help us do that.

"They've been in great form, scoring lots of goals and conceding hardly any, so it's obviously going to be a very tough game.

"But their excellent run has got to come to an end, and after working hard all week on our approach to the game we'll go into it believing we can get the result we want."

Coppinger will be hoping that in addition to getting the right result he might also be involved in a Donny goal or two.

With four goals to his name so far the 29-year-old midfielder is rapidly approaching his best ever total of six in a Football League season.

He said: "This is the first season where I've really added goals to my game and I'm going into each match feeling I can either score or make a goal.

"I've set myself a target of double figures and if I reach it I'll be happy, especially if it helps us improve on what we've achieved over the last couple of seasons."

Rovers finished 12th in the table last term, two places higher than in the previous campaign following their 2008 promotion from League 1.

They threatened a run at the Play-Off places until fading during the latter stages of last season, but they could certainly mount a challenge in the current campaign.

Coppinger said: "We've learned a lot in these last two seasons and with a bigger and better squad this time we've got a lot more to our game.

"So if we can build on our results to date by stepping up our performance levels we'll hopefully keep ourselves up at the top end of the table."

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