Taarabt - Playing for our lives

Morocco international insists they will have to up their work rate

Adel Taarabt: Hoops midfielder wants a repeat of his last performance against Swansea

Queens Park Rangers maverick Adel Taarabt has dramatically declared they will be playing for their lives when they take on Swansea on Wednesday.

Two sides that were promoted alongside each other last season will meet at Loftus Road in a crucial game for Rangers who are desperate to avoid an immediate return to the Championship.

Taarabt has fond memories of the last encounter between the two teams - in which he scored two goals and was involved in another two.

It is a performance he hopes to replicate on Wednesday eveing and inspire his team to their third consecutive home win.

Performance

"It was probably my best performance last season," he told the club's official website.

"We know how they play. They like to keep the ball. We are going to have to work very hard to stop them and we must win our individual battles.

"We are playing for our lives and we have to show this on the pitch. It is important we pick up three points."