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Match Preview: Queens Park Rangers

All the details ahead of tonight's trip to Loftus Road

27 November 2017

Queens Park Rangers vs Brentford

Monday 27 November

Loftus Road, 7.45pm

Sky Bet Championship

The Opposition

QPR go into tonight's game with just two wins in 12 Sky Bet Championship games and on the back of three straight defeats. Ian Holloway's side started the campaign brightly with home wins over Reading, Hull City, and Ipswich Town to take ten points from their opening six games. 

However, since then it has been tough watching in W12 with home wins over Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United, Rangers' only victories since early September. And they head into tonight's game having lost their last three by an aggregate 8-1 to leave them 16th in the table with 21 points from 18 games. 

Holloway's side are a different animal at Loftus Road to the one that takes to the road, winning 17 points from their nine home games, the sixth best record in the division. 

By recent standards it was a very quiet summer transfer window for The Hoops, with just five players coming in, and five going out. Josh Scowen and Alex Baptiste joined on free transfers while lower league players Paul Smyth, David Wheeler, and Bright Osavi-Samuel were snapped up. Teenager Josh Bowler's move to Everton was the only major departure as Holloway looked to inject youth into his squad. 

The Manager

Ian Holloway had been out of work for 18 months before he took over as QPR boss a year ago. 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 in to 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.

Pre-Match Views

Dean Smith: "The aim is to go there and get the three points"

Ryan Woods: "We'll concentrate on ourselves"

Opposition View: GetWestLondon's Phil Spencer on what to expect from The Rs

Stats Zone: The key facts and figures ahead of tonight's trip to Loftus Road

We Meet Again: Re-live our recent successes over Rangers

Ticket News

Tickets for the match at Loftus Road are still on sale and available to buy until midday on Monday from £29 for Adults, £14 for Juniors and £20 for Seniors.

There will also be Pay on the Day tonight in W12, cash only, with a £5 price increase on advanced ticket prices. 

Get your tickets online here.

Match Coverage

iFollow Brentford will be live from 7.15pm tonight with Mark Burridge hosting Matchday Live alongside Marcus Gayle, and Mick Cabble.

Download the Official Brentford FC App to get notifications direct to your phone, plus all the latest news, views and reaction from the game. Visit the Play Store or iTunes App Store now to download.


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