FOR what will be Rangers’ first Sky Bet Championship clash of the new year, the R’s travel to Kenilworth Road to face Luton Town on Tuesday (7pm GMT KO).
After the positive draw with Norwich City a fortnight ago, Mark Warburton’s QPR side were set to head to Bedfordshire on January 2nd, only for the fixture to be postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak in the Luton squad.
But with the Hatters now out of isolation, the R’s are safe to head to Luton to contest the Championship clash.
Luton have made a relatively strong start to the 2020/21 Sky Bet Championship campaign, with their 14th place position in the league table highlighting just that.
Tuesday’s match will be contested behind closed doors but Rangers fans all over the world will be able to watch every kick live on QPR+.
Supporters all over the world will be able to watch QPR’s Sky Bet Championship fixture against Luton Town live on QPR+!
2020/21 season ticket holders are advised that Tuesday's game is NOT covered by their QPR+ voucher.
As the fixture was originally scheduled to be contested on Saturday 2nd January, the EFL still class the game as a 'weekend away' match, despite it now being played in midweek.
2020/21 season ticket holders - as well as non-season ticket holders - will have to purchase a match pass in order to watch Tuesday's game on QPR+.
All fans who purchased a match pass ahead of the game's original date (January 2nd) were refunded last week. These fans will need to purchase a new match pass in order to watch.
Match passes are priced at £10 for UK and Ireland-based fans and £7 for overseas fans. All pricing is decided by the EFL.
CLICK HERE to purchase your match pass.
Head to head
Luton Town wins: 31
QPR wins: 38
Luton: Rhys Norrington-Davies has been recalled by his parent club Sheffield United. Peter Kioso could be available after returning from a loan spell at Bolton Wanderers.
QPR: Luke Amos and Charlie Owens are sidelined with long-term knee injuries. Lee Wallace and Osman Kakay and nearing their returns to fitness following groin and ankle problems, respectively. Charlie Austin could make his second Rangers debut.
Luton manager Nathan Jones: “They [QPR] have got a very strong side. They have real firepower, you look at the players they have and to be able to have the scope to bring in a player of Charlie Austin, shows they’re still a big club.”
QPR manager Mark Warburton: “Luton have done very well. They made a very strong start, are very hard to beat and are well organised. When you watch them play they know their roles and they work really hard, there is a real togetherness and unity about the team.”
Luton Town 2-3 QPR: 10th November 2006
QPR’s last victory at Kenilworth Road came all the way back in 2006, when John Gregory’s R’s fought back from 2-1 down to seal a dramatic victory in a feisty affair in Bedfordshire.
Loanee Jimmy Smith gave Rangers an early lead when he slotted home Lee Cook’s free-kick but Adam Boyd’s and Ahmet Brkovic’s 45th-minute strikes meant somehow the R’s went in trailing at the break.
Markus Heikkinen put the ball past his own keeper to level things up for the visitors and Dexter Blackstock’s 54th-minute flick saw Rangers complete the comeback and Gregory’s side returned to west London with all three points.
QPR Starting XI: Royce, Mancienne, Rehman, Stewart, Bignot, Ainsworth, Bailey, Smith, Cook, Blackstock, Nygaard.
Andy Woolmer will take charge of this weekend’s Sky Bet Championship clash between Luton Town and QPR.
This will be Woolmer’s second Rangers fixture of the campaign, with his previous encounter coming in the R’s dramatic 3-2 victory over Cardiff City in October.
He will be assisted by Steven Meredith and Adam Crysell, whilst Darren Drysdale will take up the fourth official duties.