QUEENS Park Rangers are back in action this weekend as we face our final away clash of the of the 2020/21 season, with a trip to Stoke City awaiting Mark Warburton’s QPR side.
The R’s head into this one on the back of last weekend’s disappointing defeat to league leaders Norwich City, but recent back-to-back away successes over Middlesbrough and Swansea City respectively will certainly fill Rangers with confidence when they take to the field tomorrow afternoon.
Despite having already claimed 62 points this season, four more than last year, Warburton’s side know that there are still six more points up for grabs and a positive result against the Potters will only help cement a strong finish to the 2020/21 Sky Bet Championship campaign.
Supporters all over the world will be able to watch QPR’s Sky Bet Championship fixture against Stoke City live on QPR+!
Rangers are set to make the trip to the bet365 Stadium on Saturday afternoon and the stream is available to watch worldwide.
For 2020/21 season ticket holders, this game is NOT covered by your QPR+ voucher. Both season ticket holders and non-season ticket holders must purchase a match pass in order to watch the fixture on QPR+.
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QPR wins: 19
Stoke City wins: 11
QPR: Luke Amos and Charlie Owens are side lined with long-term knee injuries, while Geoff Cameron is a doubt.
Stoke City: Tyrese Campbell and Nathan Collins are out, while Joe Allen, James Chester and James McClean will probably miss out.
QPR 2-1 Stoke City - August 3rd 2019
Goals either side of half-time from Jordan Hugill and Ebere Eze gave the R’s a well-deserved victory on the opening weekend of the new Sky Bet Championship season.
Debutant Hugill got the ball rolling for Rangers after only eight minutes, finishing into an empty net after Bright Osayi-Samuel beat a wandering Jack Butland to the ball to tee up the West Ham loanee.
And it was 2-0 to the visitors shortly after the interval – an outstanding team move and subsequent solo effort ultimately seeing Eze putting the R’s in command in the 53rd minute.
Sam Clucas’ 78th-minute strike for Stoke City ensured a nail-biting ending.
But Rangers held their nerve thereafter to make it a winning start at the bet365 Stadium.
QPR Starting XI: Lumley, Rangel, Hall, Barbet, Manning, Cameron, Amos, Osayi-Samuel, Scowen, Eze, Hugill.
Craig Pawson will take charge of this weekend’s clash in Staffordshire.
So far this season, he has overseen 28 matches – with this being only his second in the Sky Bet Championship.
This will be Pawson’s first Rangers game this season, with his last R's clash coming in our 3-3 away draw with Aston Villa in April 2015.
He will be supported by assistant referees Richard West and Nick Greehalgh and fourth official Benjamin Speedie.