QPR head to the south west on Saturday on the back of a good start to the 2019/20 campaign.
Positive results against Stoke City, Huddersfield Town and this weekend’s opponents Bristol City have ensured Rangers are in a good position as they head to Ashton Gate chasing their first away victory over the Robins since 2002.
Head to head
QPR wins: 34
Bristol City wins: 29
QPR: Lee Wallace (hip), Mide Shodipo (knock)
Bristol City: Pedro Pereira (dead leg, doubt), Jay Dasilva (tibia)
QPR manager Mark Warburton: “There is no doubt that Lee will have his team up for the game. They were disappointed to lose the match on Tuesday – to go out on penalties and having conceded a late goal is always frustrating – so he will have them motivated.”
Bristol City manager Lee Johnson: “As part of the due diligence process, you always do your research. Generally, managers will be pretty coy about any decisions they make but I'm pretty sure QPR are going to make some hefty changes for this game.”
Bristol City 1, QPR 1 - 30th August 2008
Ten-man Queens Park Rangers held on to a valuable point at Ashton Gate, following Emanuel Ledesma’s early second-half red card.
QPR’s top goalscorer Dexter Blackstock put the R’s ahead in the 18th minute when he latched on to a long ball, before rounding Bristol City goalkeeper Adriano Basso and coolly finishing.
Dele Adebola drew the home side level, when he slotted past Radek Cerny in the R’s goal.
Minutes into the second half, Ledesma saw red, for what was described by then manager Ian Dowie as an “inexperienced and silly tackle”. In a game which swung massively in the home side’s favour, Dowie’s men defended resolutely and come the final whistle were happy with a well-deserved point in the south west.
QPR Starting XI: Cerny, Ramage, Stewart, Connolly, Delaney, Ledesma, Leigertwood, Mahon, Cook (Rowlands 54), Parejo, (Ageymang 76), Blackstock. Subs not used: Camp, Gorkss, Balanta.
Supporters are advised this is an ALL TICKET fixture. Tickets are now off sale and QPR fans should not travel to Ashton Gate if they do not have a ticket.
Rangers fans based outside the UK and Ireland can watch Saturday’s game live on QPR+ Pass. UK-based R’s fans can tune into live audio commentary on QPR+.
Merseyside-based referee Robert Jones will be taking charge of Saturday’s fixture at Ashton Gate. His last Rangers game was the 0-0 draw with Reading in December 2018.
He will be joined by officials Graham Kane and Nigel Lugg, whilst Brett Huxtable will be on fourth official duties.