AHEAD of the International break, QPR claimed back-to-back league victories over Wigan Athletic and Sheffield Wednesday and Mark Warburton’s side will aim to continue their good run against Graeme Jones’ Luton Town this weekend.
This weekend’s opponents Luton will also want to continue their recent form, as like Warburton’s side they headed into the international break following a run of back-to-back wins.
Luton will be hoping for consolidation this season, as they look to build on the two successive promotions they achieved in the previous campaigns.
Head to head
QPR wins: 37
Luton wins: 31
QPR: Charlie Owens (knee), Mide Shodipo (knee), Bright Osayi-Smauel (muscle strain).
Luton Town: Martin Cranie (knee), Danny Hylton (knee), Glen Rea (knee).
The biggest home crowd so far of 2019/20 is expected at Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Saturday. Fans are advised to try and purchase their tickets as early as possible to help minimise matchday queues.
To purchase yours online, please click HERE.
QPR Manager Mark Warburton: “We have got to make Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium a very, very tough place for an opponent to come to. We have got to play our game at our tempo, our intensity, move the ball about quickly and get the rewards. Our responsibility to our supporters is to make sure they enjoy coming to watch their team.”
Luton Town Manager Graeme Jones: “I have a lot of experiences of going to QPR and I think Mark Warburton has done a really good job. They play different systems, he plays to the team’s strengths, so we will have a real challenge on Saturday, 100 per cent. But, we are ready for it.”
QPR 3-2 Luton Town - 9th April 2007
Paul Furlong’s dramatic winner secured QPR’s Championship status for another season and all-but condemned Luton Town to relegation.
In what was a topsy-turvy afternoon in W12, Dexter Blackstock gave the R’s the lead, but on the stroke of half- time the visitors were level through Chris Coyne.
David Bell slotted home a 51st minute penalty to put Town in front but John Gregory’s side weren’t finished and Blackstock converted a spot-kick of his own for his second goal of the afternoon.
In the dying minutes of the game, substitute Furlong was on hand to head home Steve Lomas’ cross home and give Rangers a dramatic win, ensuring the R’s secured a maximum nine points out of nine over the Easter period, putting their relegation fears at ease.
QPR fans based outside of the UK & Ireland can watch Saturday’s match against Luton live on QPR+. Match packages are priced at just £5 and you can purchase yours by clicking HERE.
UK-based fans who cannot attend the game can listen to live audio commentary on QPR+. To sign, please click HERE.
Man in the middle
Lancashire-based referee Jeremy Simpson will be taking officiating duties this weekend. Simpson took charge of two Rangers fixtures last season, with his last being the R’s game at home to Hull City in December. The other fixture was the goalless draw at Birmingham City in September 2018.
He will be assisted by Michael George and Nigel Lugg, with John Smith as the fourth official.
Family Fan Zone
As is the case for every weekend home fixture, the QPR Family Fan Zone will be open to supporters young and old from midday.
To find out more about the FREE zone – which will now be open before kick-off and after full-time – please click HERE.