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Ipswich Town vs Queens Park Rangers at Portman Road

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  • 0 Ipswich Town

  • 2 Queens Park Rangers

    • 13‘ Dean Gerken (OG)
    • 47‘ Tomer Hemed (Pen)

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Key Moments

  • Hemed makes its two 2-0 from the spot after Eze is tripped in the box
  • Freeman's corner finds its way into the net to put Rangers into the lead
  • QPR make two changes - Wszolek and Hemed start
Hide Line-ups
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4-4-1-1
  • 1 GK Gerken
  • 5 D Pennington
  • 2 Donacien
  • 6 D Chalobah
  • 22 D Nsiala
  • 4 D Chambers
  • 36 FWD Lankester (66‘)
  • 8 M Skuse
  • 20 FWD Sears
  • 23 M Dozzell
  • 9 FWD Jackson (66‘)
  • 13 GK Lumley
  • 22 D Rangel
  • 3 D Bidwell
  • 21 M Luongo
  • 37 D Leistner
  • 33 D Lynch
  • 23 M Wszolek
  • 5 D Cameron
  • 32 FWD Wells (72‘)
  • 11 M Scowen (90‘)
  • 7 M Freeman

Substitutes

  • 7 M Gwion Edwards (66‘)
  • 18 M Grant Ward (66‘)
  • 21 M Flynn Downes
  • 11 M Jon Nolan
  • 3 D Jonas Knudsen
  • 33 GK Bartosz Bialkowski
  • 14 M Jordan Graham
  • 10 FWD Eberechi Eze (90‘)
  • 16 FWD Tomer Hemed (72‘)
  • 4 D Grant Hall
  • 8 M Jordan Cousins
  • 17 FWD Matt Smith
  • 20 M Bright Samuel
  • 1 GK Matt Ingram

R’s looking to mow down Tractor Boys

QPR begin life after the international break with a trip to Portman Road this weekend, where the R’s will take on Paul Hurst’s Ipswich side.

The Tractor Boys are still looking to pick up their first win at home this season but will be buoyed by their excellent victory over Swansea at the Liberty Stadium last time out.

After five-and-a-half years under Mick McCarthy, Ipswich have found the transitional period of adopting a new manager difficult.

The opted to appoint Paul Hurst who had done excellent jobs with Grimsby and Shrewsbury in the lower divisions – taking the latter to the League One play-off final last year.

But they’ve had a challenging start to the season, which is perhaps not too surprising given the high player turnover they had over the summer.

However, performances have been improving of late and their victory over Swansea, who comfortably beat Rangers 3-0 a week before, highlights the progress they are making.

McClaren’s side have bounced back well from that disappointing afternoon in Wales. Rangers went on to deservedly beat Reading and then produced a fine second half performance to secure a home draw against Derby.

QPR have picked up just one point in their last three visits to Portman Road with last year’s game ending in a dull 0-0 draw on Boxing Day.

But the R’s look a far more dangerous side on the road this season and will be hoping to prolong Ipswich’s winless run at home on Saturday.

Head to Head

Played 77

QPR wins 28

Draws 19

Ipswich wins 30

Previous classic meeting

IPSWICH 0-3 QPR – SEPTEMBER 2010

QPR moved three points clear at the top of the Championship as Jamie Mackie scored twice to help see off Ipswich.

The R’s took the lead when Mackie slammed in from 12 yards after his shot was blocked.

Heidar Helguson crossed for Mackie to slot his second and after Helguson had fired wide, the Icelander scored from a penalty when Mackie was fouled.

Man in the Middle

Geoff Eltringham – This season gave out 23 yellow cards, one red card and nine penalties in seven Championship games.

Manager Quotes

Steve McClaren: “We know it’s a difficult trip to Ipswich. But it’s at times like this it’s about standards of performance, it’s about ourselves and we’ve got to be right if we want to get a result.”

Paul Hurst: “QPR are a well-organised team. They got off to a difficult start, but have picked up. We need to aim to build on the Swansea win.”

News from the Treatment Room

QPR

Out: Darnell Furlong, Olamide Shodipo

Doubtful: Jake Bidwell (shoulder), Jordan Cousins (ankle)

Ipswich

Out: Ellis Harrison, Teddy Bishop, Tom Adeyemi, Emyr Huws, Myles Kenlock, Jonathan Walters

Doubtful: Luke Chambers

Form

Last 5 games

  • D
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • W

Last 5 games

  • W
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • W

vs

  • W
  • W
  • D
  • W
  • W

The Season So far

  • Ipswich Town /
  • Queens Park Rangers