R’s face in form Swans
John Eustace will take charge of his first home game as caretaker manager against Swansea on Saturday.
Following the R’s disappointing defeat at Norwich last weekend, Eustace’s side produced a much improved performance against Millwall at the Den in the week, which saw them come away with a point.
QPR's gaffer will be hoping they can back that performance up with a win against Swansea but Rangers know they are coming up against a team that have won their last three games and one that still has an outside chance of making the play-offs.
The Swans are situated in 14th place, seven points off the play-offs with six games remaining.
However, on the field, supporters of Swansea City will be fairly satisfied with their transitional campaign which has seen a high turnover of players and a new manager brought in.
Graham Potter has tried to implement an attractive style of football to help Swansea re-find their identity which was previously so successful in establishing themselves as a Premier league outfit.
There has been some teething problems throughout the season, which has not allowed Swansea to consistently pick up victories, but the south Welsh side are finishing the campaign well and will be going all out for victory at Loftus Road.
When the two teams met at the Liberty Stadium back in September, it ended up being a comfortable 3-0 victory to the hosts.
Head to Head
QPR wins: 18
Swansea wins: 14
QPR 3-0 Swansea – 11th April 2012
Goals by Joey Barton, Jamie Mackie and Akos Buzsaky earned three precious points for QPR against Swansea. The victory went a long way to the R’s securing their status in the Premier League.
Man in the Middle
Andrew Madley – Has handed out 72 yellow cards, one red card and five penalties in 24 matches in the Championship this season. He has refereed QPR twice this term and both games have ended in defeats (PNE H, Middlesbrough A)
John Eustace: “It’s important we show the same fight and desire from now until the end of the season and make the fans proud of the team. I think the boys’ efforts on Wednesday did that and it’s important we do the same again on Saturday.”
Graham Potter: “We are playing QPR, they are fighting for points themselves so it does not matter what we did in the last game or last week. It's about bringing our personality and performance to the particular match.”
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