RANGERS will be aiming to bounce back from an opening day defeat to forget, when they make the trip to Carrow
Road – the home of Norwich City – this weekend.
Mark Hughes will demand an immediate response from his side in the wake of their 5-0 loss to Swansea City, but the same can also be said of new Canaries boss Chris Hughton.
Norwich also suffered a five-goal defeat – to Fulham – last Saturday, leaving both sides rooted towards the foot of the table.
However, both manager’s will be fully aware that one early season defeat wont ultimately govern their fate this season, and with the attacking options both sides have at their disposal, a free-flowing affair is expected in East Anglia.
Rangers could hand a debut to new signing Jose Bosingwa, whilst the Canaries could blood defensive duo Sebastien Bassong and Javier Garrido for the first time.
The Numbers Game
*26,034 - The capacity of the Canaries’ Carrow
*84 - The number of points incurred by Norwich on their way to finishing runners-up to QPR in the 2010/11 season.
*30.8% - The win percentage enjoyed by former Carrow
Road boss and R’s legend, Glenn Roeder.
*9 - The current squad number worn by Canaries front-man Grant Holt.
*10-2 - The Canaries’ widest victory margin in the league against Coventry City in 1930.
*35 - Mark Bowen’s club record for most international caps with Wales.
Match Odds with Bet Victor
Norwich City win: 11/8
QPR win: 11/5
Premier League: QPR 1, Norwich City 2 – January 2nd 2012
Scorers: QPR – Barton; Norwich – Pilkington & Morison
Referee – M Clattenburg
Assistants – S Beck & S Child
4th Official – D Webb
Premier League Fixtures
Saturday 25th August 2012 (3.00pm unless stated)
Swansea v West Ham (12.45pm)
Aston Villa v Everton
Manchester United v Fulham
Norwich City v QPR
Southampton v Wigan Athletic
Sunderland v Reading
Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion
Chelsea v Newcastle United (17.30pm)
Sunday 26th August 2012
Stoke City v Arsenal (13.30pm)
Liverpool v Manchester City (16.00pm)
Next QPR fixture
Saturday 1st September 2012 – Manchester City v QPR (5.30pm)
Tickets will be on sale on the day at Carrow
Road, priced: £45 Adults, £35 Senior Citizens Over 65, £25 Junior Under 16, £15 Junior U’12.