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Queens Park Rangers vs Birmingham City at Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium

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  • 2 Queens Park Rangers

    • 51'‘ Marc Pugh
    • 55'‘ Jordan Hugill
  • 2 Birmingham City

    • 24'‘ Scott Hogan
    • 81'‘ Scott Hogan

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Key Moments

  • Hogan nods home from close range to draw Birmingham level
  • Hugill finishes off a neat move from Eze and Osayi-Samuel to put the R's ahead
  • Pugh taps home Hugill's nod-down for the equaliser
  • Hogan opens the scoring after finishing a route-one move
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4-2-3-1
4-4-2
  • 32 GK Kelly
  • 22 D Rangel
  • 14 M Manning
  • 5 M Cameron
  • 4 D Hall
  • 23 D Masterson
  • 29 D Barbet
  • 20 M Bright Samuel
  • 12 D Ball
  • 9 FWD Hugill
  • 10 M Eze
  • 7 M Pugh (0‘)
  • 1 GK Camp
  • 5 D Colin
  • 3 D Pedersen
  • 20 M Gardner
  • 4 D Roberts
  • 12 D Dean
  • 11 M Bela (0‘)
  • 34 D Sunjic
  • 40 FWD Hogan
  • 10 FWD Jutkiewicz
  • 7 M Crowley (0‘)

Substitutes

  • 47 M Clarke
  • 2 D Kane
  • 8 M Amos
  • 1 GK Lumley
  • 18 FWD Oteh
  • 19 M Chair (0‘)
  • 17 M Shodipo
  • 22 M Bellingham
  • 6 D Kieftenbeld (0‘)
  • 15 M Montero (0‘)
  • 18 M Mrabti
  • 2 D Harding
  • 27 GK Trueman
  • 14 D Clarke-Salter
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SECURING three successive home victories will be the target for QPR when they welcome Birmingham City to Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Rangers have won back-to-back home league matches on two occasions so far in 2019/20; beating Wigan Athletic and Luton Town in the summer months and overcoming Stoke City and Derby County in recent days.

Over New Year, Mark Warburton's men also dismantled both Cardiff City and Swansea City in successive W12 games, with the latter victory coming in the Emirates FA Cup.

The R's have yet to seal a treble of home wins this term, though, and they will want to change that when Blues head south.

Birmingham will pose a difficult challenge - they are currently on a 12-match unbeaten run and Pep Clotet's men earned a goalless draw at Millwall on Wednesday night.

Ticket news

Tickets for Tuesday's clash remain on sale and you can purchase yours online up until three hours before kick-off by CLICKING HERE.

They will be on sale in person from Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium until kick-off.

Head to head

QPR: 22

Draws: 15

Birmingham City:23

Team news

QPR: Charlie Owens (knee).

Birmingham City: Josh McEachran (knee) Kerim Mrabti (hamstring), Dan Crowley (hamstring), Jacques Maghoma (quad).

Pre-match words

QPR manager Mark Warburton: "Birmingham are in-form and their confidence will be sky high as well. They pose a real attacking threat through Scott Hogan and Lukas Jutkiewicz.

"There’s physicality at the back through Marc Roberts and Harlee Dean. Then in midfield, there’s cleverness, too.

"They have a lot of talent in their ranks and it will be a tough test."

Birmingham City manager Pep Clotet: "They are a team in a good moment. They are a very balanced team. They had a tough moment in January, but they got over it.

"When we have the ball, we will need to use it wisely and try to hurt them in the right way and focus on their weaknesses.

"When they came to St. Andrew's they defended very well, and they played very good counter-attacks against us and caused us a lot of problems and we didn't find a way to their goal."

Historic meeting

QPR 1-0 Birmingham City - 28th October 2008

Ten-man QPR knocked Birmingham City off the summit of the Championship table thanks to Samuel Di Carmine's second-half goal.

After Rangers stopper Radek Cerny had made a couple of impressive early saves to keep out Cameron Jerome and then Kevin Phillips, the R's were reduced to 10 men when Mikele Leigertwood saw red before half time.

The dismissal came before half-time but QPR kept the scores level until the break. After the interval, Di Carmine's brilliant, 25-yard strike broke the deadlock and Rangers - who had Gareth Ainsworth in caretaker charge - held on to win.

QPR starting XI: Cerny, Hall, Stewart, Connolly, Cook (Mahon 46), Leigertwood, Tommasi, Rowlands, Di Carmine (Ephraim 74), Ledesma, Blackstock (Buszaky 68).

Streaming details

QPR fans based outside the UK and Ireland can watch Saturday's Sky Bet Championship home game against Birmingham City live on QPR+.

Overseas supporters who purchase a match pass - which is priced at just £5 - can enjoy a multi-camera, live stream production with replays, commentary and graphics.

Please click HERE and select the match pass you require.

Man in the middle

James Linington will take charge of Saturday's game at Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

So far this season, he has overseen 22 matches where he has handed out 66 yellow cards and three reds.

Linington has refereed Rangers twice already this season; the away fixtures at Fulham and Reading.

He will be supported by assistant referees Robert Merchant and Mark Russell and fourth official Gary Parsons.

Family Fan Zone

When the R’s welcome Birmingham City to Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, Rangers’ popular Family Fan Zone will be back, with its doors opening from midday.

Located at PlayFootball on South Africa Road, supporters will be able to enjoy pre-match entertainment, designed to enhance their matchday experience, and take advantage of PlayFootball’s facilities.

Popular club mascot Jude the Cat will also be in attendance, available for selfies and his famous dance offs.

H&S Foodbank

As is the case at every home match this season, fans can donate non-perishable foods to Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank on Saturday.

Fans unable to attend games can also donate food to the foodbank online by clicking HERE.

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Form

Last 5 games

  • L
  • D
  • W
  • D
  • W

Last 5 games

  • W
  • W
  • D
  • D
  • D

vs

  • W
  • D
  • L
  • W
  • D

The Season So far

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  • Birmingham City