FOLLOWING QPR’s opening-day win at Stoke City last weekend, Mark Warburton’s men are aiming to kick-off their home form in style, playing the first official match at the newly-named Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Saturday.
The R’s welcome Championship new boys Huddersfield Town to W12, as Rangers look to push on from their fine start to the season.
In contrast, this weekend’s opponents Huddersfield will be looking to bounce back after Monday evening’s opening-game defeat to Derby County in West Yorkshire.
This season much is expected from the Terriers, as many from the Kirklees Stadium will be looking for an instant return to the Premier League, following relegation from England’s top division in the last campaign.
Head to head
QPR wins: 13
Huddersfield Town wins: 12
QPR: Lee Wallace (hip)
Huddersfield Town: Demeaco Duhaney (ankle), Steve Mounié (out), Juninho Bacuna (calf).
QPR Manager Mark Warburton: “They’re a Premier League team with a lot of Premier League player and it will be a very, very tough test for us. We’re at home at our newly named stadium and it is a chance for our players to show what they can do.”
Huddersfield manager Jan Siewart: “QPR are good in transition and have real pace going forward, but we have threats to show against them. We did good things last time out and I want to see this on Saturday. I have seen a reaction in the squad since Monday and we have to create a winning mentality.”
Huddersfield Town 0-3 QPR 4th March 2003
There have been many famous encounters between Queens Park Rangers and Huddersfield Town and a stand-out fixture between the two sides came late into the 2002/03 Division 2 campaign.
In early March 2003, Ian Holloway’s side travelled to West Yorkshire with a play-off place in sight, whilst the Terriers were struggling at the foot of the table.
Hotshot Paul Furlong quickly got off the mark for the R’s, with Danny Shittu doubling Rangers’ lead late in the first half.
In the dying minutes of the game, Furlong went on to seal all three points for QPR with his second of the game and the Hoops’ third.
QPR Starting XI: Day, Forbes, Carlisle, Palmer, Shittu, Bircham, Padula, Langley, Cook (Williams 75), Furlong, Gallen. Subs not used: Oli, Bean, Griffiths, Angell.
Tickets for Saturday’s game are on sale and you can purchase yours online by clicking HERE.
Saturday’s game is being broadcasted live overseas, meaning that under EFL regulations we are unable to stream the match live on QPR+.
Overseas R’s with a live streaming subscription are, however, able to tune into live audio commentary with the club’s regular matchday commentators Nick London and Andy Sinton.
UK-based fans with a match commentary subscription can also tune in as normal. To sign up for QPR+, please click HERE.
Dean Whitestone will be officiating QPR’s first home fixture of the season against promotion hopefuls Huddersfield.
Whitestone has been promoted to the Championship from League One for this season. His last R’s fixture came all the way back in August 2015 against Rotherham United, a game that QPR ran out 4-2 winners of.
He will be joined by assistant referees Lee Venamore and Robert Merchant, whilst Andy Davies will take up fourth official duties.
Family Fan Zone
In what will be the R’s first game at the newly-named Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, there will be plenty of activities going on, in and around the ground!
For more information on the pre-match fun planned this weekend, please click HERE.