Rangers ready for Rovers test in W12
The R’s earned a brilliant victory in W12 last time out – thumping in-form Swansea City 4-0 – and they will want to kick on from that as the season begins to draw to a close.
Led by caretaker boss John Eustace, Rangers have kept clean sheets in each of their last two games, against the Swans and Millwall, and another solid display will provide them with a strong base to build from.
In Blackburn, they will come up against a team who are ending the season well. Tony Mowbray’s men have won their last two league games, beating Nottingham Forest and Derby County.
Rovers boast three players in double figures for goals this term, with their standout performer being Bradley Dack.
Former Gillingham man Dack has rippled the next 16 times this season, while he has also claimed nine assists for his team. Dack scored the only goal of the game when Rangers visited Ewood Park earlier in the season.
Tickets for Friday’s game are still on sale and you can purchase yours online by clicking here or by phone up until midday on Friday. They will be on sale in person from Loftus Road right up until kick-off.
Head to Head
QPR wins: 14
Blackburn wins: 22
QPR 1-0 Blackburn Rovers – 6th November 1993
An own goal from then-Scotland international Colin Hendry secured all three points for Rangers at Loftus Road. High-flying Rovers went on to finish second in the top flight that season, with the R’s securing a respectable 10th-place finish.
Man in the Middle
Tim Robinson – In the 31 matches that he has officiated in all competitions this season, he has dished out 113 yellow cards and seven reds. Robinson has taken charge of Rangers once this season; the Carabao Cup tie at Blackpool in September.
On Friday, he will be supported by assistant referees Ian Cooper and Adrian Waters and fourth official Charles Breakspear.
John Eustace: “I’m expecting a very physical game on Friday. Blackburn have a fantastic manager and a lot of experienced players who have been together for a long period of time. It was a tough game up there and it is going to be just as tough at our place.”
Blackburn midfielder Elliott Bennett: “Hopefully we can end the season well with four really positive results. Every away game is tough, no matter who you play. We’ll go there with a positive mindset after back-to-back wins against two teams who have been in and around the play-off places for the majority of the season.”
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