BUOYED by Saturday’s thoroughly deserved victory over play-off chasers Preston North End, Mark Warburton’s men will be targeting another three points when they head to Birmingham City on Wednesday night (7.45pm).
The R’s returned to winning ways in impressive style at the weekend thanks to two goals from in-form Ebere Eze and, at the other end of the pitch, they secured their first clean sheet of the 2019/20 season.
The task ahead of them now is to build upon the three-point performance. Rangers enjoyed a four-game winning streak at the start of autumn and, with games now coming thick and fast, they will race up the Championship table if they can put a similar sequence of results together.
In Birmingham, QPR will face a side that sit level on points with them in the league table. Blues are in good form themselves and, at the weekend, they won away from home, beating Reading at Madejski Stadium.
Fans not attending Wednesday’s game can watch all of the action live on QPR+, if they are in one of the EFL’s ‘Dark Market’ countries. Match passes, as always, are priced at just £5. For more information on Dark Market countries, please CLICK HERE.
Head to head
QPR wins: 21
Birmingham City wins: 23
Tickets will be available to purchase CASH ONLY from the away turnstiles priced: £10 adult, £8 senior (over 65), £8 19-24 year old, £8 16-18 year old and £5 under 16.
QPR: Yoann Barbet (hamstring), Liam Kelly (thigh), Charlie Owens (knee).
Birmingham: Dan Crowley (hamstring), Jake Clarke-Salter (shoulder), Marc Roberts (ankle), Maikel Kieftenbeld (knee).
QPR Manager Mark Warburton: “Birmingham have physicality, they have quality all over the park, they have put in some good performances lately and it will be another tough test.”
Birmingham manager Pep Clotet: “QPR are a very strong team going forward. They are level points with us and very similar numbers. Possibly that just reflects that we are on the same level. When two teams are on the same level it's very important to know that you need to make it calm, the fact you are playing at home."
Birmingham City 0-2 QPR – 8th March 2014
Ravel Morrison’s double got QPR’s promotion push back on track as they won away at Birmingham City to secure their first Championship victory in six games.
The R’s – managed by Harry Redknapp – were in need of a result and they grabbed the lead when Morrison curled home a free-kick after 14 minutes.
That was his first Rangers goal and he notched his second with 18 minutes of the match remaining by turning home Jermaine Jenas’ cross.
The victory kept QPR fourth in the league table and they would, of course, go on to enjoy play-off success come the end of the season, securing a return to the Premier League.
QPR starting XI: Green, Onuoha, Assou-Ekotto, Jenas, Dunne, Hill, Hoilett (O'Neil 70), Barton, Doyle (Keane 84), Morrison (Carroll 87), Traore. Subs (not used): Murphy, Hughes, Henry, Benayoun.
QPR fans in the EFL's 'Dark Market' countries will be able to watch Wednesday's Sky Bet Championship clash away at Birmingham City live on QPR+.
Although Wednesday's game has been selected by Sky Sports, 'Dark Market' countries sit outside of the EFL's TV deal, meaning that QPR+ can stream ALL of the club's Championship matches there.
For full information on the EFL's Dark Markets, please CLICK HERE.
If you are eligible to watch the game, you can purchase a match pass for £5 by clicking HERE.
Man in the middle
Darren Bond will take charge of Wednesday night’s clash in the west midlands.
So far this season, he has overseen 14 matches where he has dished out 51 yellow cards and one red.
Bond was the man with the whistle for Rangers’ 2-1 victory over Stoke City on the opening day of this season.
He will supported by assistant referees Philip Dermott and Graham Kane and fourth official Graham Salisbury.