FOLLOWING Saturday’s draw with Watford, Mark Warburton’s QPR will be keen to kick-on and produce a strong performance at home to Rotherham United on Tuesday evening (7pm GMT kick-off).
Having sealed a share of the points, thanks to Illias Chair’s second half strike against the Golden Boys on Saturday, the R’s were somewhat disappointed not to have clinched the victory against promotion hopefuls Watford.
The R’s face two games in four days this week, with the visit of Rotherham quickly being followed by the short trip to Brentford for the Friday night clash with the Bees.
Rangers historically have fared pretty well against the Millers, recording seven victories from a total of 18 games against the Yorkshire Reds.
As we take a closer look at tonight’s opponents Rotherham, it’s clear to see they have made a solid start to life back in the Sky Bet Championship, following their promotion last year.
Having secured three victories already this season, Rotherham sit in 19th place and four points above the relegation zone. A position you would believe the Millers would be very happy with if they remain there come what May.
Tuesday’s match will be contested behind closed doors, with Rangers fans all over the world 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 Rotherham United live on QPR+!
2020/21 season ticket holders will be able to watch the match as normal.
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Head to head
QPR wins: 7
Rotherham United wins: 6
QPR: Luke Amos is out with his long-term knee injury and defender Rob Dickie remains a doubt for the R’s.
Rotherham United: Striker Freddie Ladapo could return from a hip injury and Richard Wood has recovered from a hamstring problem. Joe Mattock could also return from injury. Kieran Sadlier (ankle), Shaun MacDonald (leg), Chiedozie Ogbene (knee) and Clark Robertson (foot) are all unavailable.
QPR manager Mark Warburton: “Rotherham are very good at what they do. Paul Warne and his staff have done a magnificent job and some may say that they are punching above their weight. I disagree. I think they are just doing what they do really well.”
QPR 5-1 Rotherham United – 18th March 2017
QPR maintained their impressive run of results with a convincing 5-1 victory over Rotherham United at Loftus Road in March 2017.
The Sky Bet Championship’s form team racked up their fifth win in seven fixtures – also a fourth on the spin at home – to brush aside the League One-bound Millers.
Matt Smith opened the scoring in just the fifth minute for the Super Hoops, with his well-taken goal handing QPR the lead.
Rotherham were briefly on terms when they equalised in the 13th minute, thanks to Joe Newell’s impressive strike, but Luke Freeman’s 15th-minute reply put the R’s back on track for what would ultimately be a resounding triumph.
After the interval, Yeni Ngbakoto’s 49th-minute penalty made it 3-1, before Massimo Luongo registered his first-ever goal for the Hoops – heading home Ngbakoto’s cross on 57 minutes.
And the R's put the seal on victory in added time, as captain Nedum Onuoha touched home another Ngbakoto delivery.
QPR Starting XI: Smithies, Onouha, Hall, Lynch, Furlong, Bidwell, Ngkaboto, Luongo, Freeman, Smith, Sylla.
Man in the middle
Oliver Langford will take charge of Tuesday’s Sky Bet Championship clash between QPR and Rotherham United.
This will be Langford’s first Rangers fixtures of the season, with his last coming in Rangers’ home fixture against Sheffield Wednesday in July.
He will be assisted by Adrian Waters and Rob Smith, whilst Bhupinder Gill will take up the fourth official duties.