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PREVIEW | QPR V TOWN

9 September 2017

All you need to know ahead of Town's trip to Q

Current standings: The hosts lie 7th in the Championship table, while Town sit in the automatic promotion places in 2nd.

League form:

QPR – W D L W L

Points: 7/15

QPR have faced some tough fixtures to begin the Championship season and gained seven points from a possible 15.

Reading (H) W 2-0

Sheffield Wednesday (A) D 1-1

Norwich City (A) L 2-0

Hull City (H) W 2-0

Cardiff City (A) L2-1

Town – W W W W L

Last five: 12/15

Town have started the season impressively, and won four out of their opening five league fixtures.

Birmingham (H) W 1-0

Barnsley (A) W 2-1

Millwall (A) W 4-3

Brentford (H) W 2-0

Fulham (H) L 2-0

The last time we met: 02/01/17 QPR 2 Town 1

QPR took the spoils in last season’s January encounter. Idrissa Sylla volleyed the hosts in front on the half-hour mark, before Town replied through a spectacular Tom Lawrence effort (which was later voted Town’s goal of the season) just after the restart. Both sides had chances to win it late on, but it was Rangers’ Pawel Wszolek who popped up with seven minutes remaining to secure all three points for Ian Holloway’s side.

Previous meetings at Loftus Road.

02/01/17 QPR 2-1 Town

06/02/16 QPR 1-0 Town

17/08/13 QPR 1-0 Town

22/02/11 QPR 2-0 Town

09/02/10 QPR 1-2 Town

21/02/09 QPR 1-3 Town

One to watch: Luke Freeman has recorded three assists for Rangers this season. The tricky midfielder arrived from Bristol City in January and has started the new season impressively.

Could be the difference? Although Town have only played away from home twice in the league this season, they have shown clinical finishing up to this point. The Blues have a 35% conversion rate away from Portman Road and this could prove a major factor at Loftus Road.


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