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Match Preview: QPR vs Brentford

All the info ahead of tomorrow's derby at Loftus Road

9 November 2018

The Bees head to Loftus Road tomorrow looking for back-to-back derby wins following last Saturday's 2-0 victory over Millwall. Below you will find all the build-up to the big West

THE OPPOSITION

Could QPR be the latest struck by the Manager of the Month curse?

Following a slow start to the season under Steve McClaren, which included that 7-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns, Rangers turned a corner in October, embarking on a five match unbeaten run which propelled them into the upper reaches of the Sky Bet Championship table. 

A defence that had been so porous early in the season tightened up to concede just once in five matches while Rangers eight goals were shared around seven different scorers, including young talent Ebere Eze (pictured above). That all contributed to McClaren picking up the Championship's Manager of the Month prize for October.

However, November started with defeat on the road at Blackburn Rovers last Saturday and The R's go into tomorrow's game without a win over us in five attempts.  

TEAM NEWS

For Brentford, Rico Henry and Emiliano Marcondes both played for Brentford B on Wednesday but will not be involved tomorrow. Julian Jeanvier has also missed the last four games while Kamohelo Mokotjo is set to be out for a further fortnight with a calf injury picked up against Norwich City. Lewis Macleod, who missed last week's game with a hamstring injury, could be in contention for a return to the squad. 

QPR are hopeful of having a fully-fit squad at their disposal as Geoff Cameron and Tomer Hemed look set to overcome hamstring and groin injuries respectively to feature. 

THE MANAGER

Steve McClaren was appointed QPR boss in the summer, replacing the outgoing Ian Holloway. The former England manager and assistant at Manchester United has been in coaching for more than 20 years and brings a wealth of experience to the R's table.

A midfielder in his playing days at Hull City, Bristol City and Oxford United, McClaren has since been tasked with some top jobs in the football world. Not only did he have to endure the pressure that comes with the England job, he also received heavy criticism for his work at Middlesbrough. He came through though, winning the League Cup with Boro in 2004 and the Eredivisie with FC Twente in 2010.

LAST-TIME AROUND

PRE-MATCH FEATURES

READY: Thomas Frank looks ahead to tomorrow's match

RARING: Nico Yennaris says the squad understands the importance of tomorrow's game

REF WATCH: James Linington the referee this weekend

TICKETS AND TRAVEL

It has not been confirmed yet whether there will be Pay on the Day at Loftus Road tomorrow. Stay tuned to our social media channels and BrentfordFC.com for further information. 

MATCH COVERAGE

Matchday Live will be brought to you from Loftus Road with live iFollow commentary. Mark Burridge is your host, and he'll be joined by Mick Cabble and Ciaran Brett from 2.30pm.

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