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Match Preview: QPR vs Brentford

Tonight sees a West London Carabao Cup derby at Loftus Road

22 August 2017

Match Details

QPR vs Brentford

Loftus Road

Carabao Cup

Kick-Off: 7.45pm

The Opposition

Tipped by many to struggle before a ball was kicked this season, QPR have enjoyed an encouraging start to the season under Ian Holloway to sit sixth in the Sky Bet Championship table after the opening four games. Home wins over Reading and Hull City, plus a point earned away at Sheffield Wednesday, have seen them take seven points while progress in the Carabao Cup came courtesy of a 1-0 win over Northampton Town at Loftus Road. 

By recent standards it's been a very quiet summer in W12 with only Josh Scowen [Barnsley] and Alex Baptiste [Middlesbrough] signing for The Rs while Ben Gladwin [Blackburn Rovers], Michael Doughty [Peterborough United], and Josh Bowler [Everton] headed in the other direction. 

The Manager

Ian Holloway had been out of work for 18 months before he took over as QPR boss last November. It is his second spell in charge at Loftus Road. He spent five years at the helm at the turn of the century and took QPR out of the third tier after overseeing their relegation in 2001. He consolidated them in the second tier before leaving in 2006.

Holloway had a short spell at Brentford during his playing career but was best known for three spells at Bristol Rovers and his time at QPR. He went into management as player-boss at Bristol Rovers in 1996 and had four years in charge before taking the QPR job. Holloway, 54, took both Blackpool and Crystal Palace to the Premier League and has also managed Plymouth Argyle, Leicester City and Millwall. He left Millwall in early 2015 and worked for Sky Sports before taking over at QPR. 

Ticket and Travel News

More than 2,000 of our initial allocation of 2,575 tickets have already been sold but the remaining Upper Tier tickets will be on cash sale from the Away Turnstiles tonight ahead of kick-off. 

These tickets will be priced at:

Blocks Adults 

Young Adult 

School End Upper Tier £15 £10 £10 £5 Free

Match Coverage

iFollow Brentford will be live from 7.15pm with Mark Burridge and Marcus Gayle bringing live commentary from Loftus Road. 

Make sure you download the Official Brentford FC App and get notifications direct to your phone, plus all the latest news, views, and reaction from tonight's game.

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