Jan 24 2013 By Tim Street
SOME might see an FA Cup run as an unwelcome distraction to QPR's fight against relegation – but captain Clint Hill won't hear of it.
Saturday's fourth round fixture against MK Dons is a repeat of last year's third round tie, in which a last-minute Heidar Helguson equaliser earned a draw at Stadium MK before Danny Gabbidon finished the job at Loftus Road.
Not only is Hill determined the Rs won't be run so close this time, but he believes a good cup run will breed confidence for their league battles.
He said: “Last season we were lucky to get a draw at their place, so we will be way of them.
"They play a similar style football to us and are very difficult to play against. They have a good manager and a good work ethic.
“When I was at Tranmere we had some massive FA Cup games against the likes of West Ham and Middlesbrough, so I know how MK Dons are
feeling. They will be out for a scalp and will be up for it big time.
“But we will definitely be up for it too. A win is a win and it gives you great confidence going forward.
"Our away form has not been that good, but the FA Cup win at West Brom last week gave us the confidence to come to West Ham and get a point.”