Luke Freeman says a play-off place is the minimum QPR should aim for next season.
Speaking on The Loftcast, the January signing insisted Rangers can feel optimistic about their prospects given their current good form.
“This run of form unfortunately has come just slightly too late for us to push for the play-offs so now we’ve got to aim for the top half of the table,” Freeman said.
“It feels like the season is coming to an end too early but we’ve got to just finish as well as possible.
“I really think next season with the squad we have we should be aiming for the play-offs at least.
“I want to play in the Premier League and I want to do it for QPR.”
Freeman, 25, has impressed since arriving from Bristol City.
He has operated mainly in a midfield three – a role R’s boss Ian Holloway believes is perfect for him.
He explained: “I had the conversation with the gaffer before I came (about playing in a midfield three).
“When we won the double at Bristol City I played as a number 10 but I have never played in like a flat three before but it’s where the gaffer thinks I play best and to be fair I’ve really enjoyed it.”