QUEENS PARK RANGERS return to Sky Bet Championship action this weekend, with a west London derby clash with Fulham at Craven Cottage awaiting Mark Warburton’s side, as we look to pick up from where we left off (12:30pm KO).
Of course, Rangers headed into the second international break following back-to-back victories over Birmingham City and Preston North End in W12, but a trip to SW6 against promotion favourites Fulham will certainly test the R’s as they start a run of seven games in 21 days.
A dramatic comeback, with Ilias Chair eventually wrapping up all three points against Preston last time out, ensured the R’s headed into the break full of confidence and a period of reflection and recuperation will certainly only benefit the Super Hoops as we look to impose ourselves on our local rivals.
In contrast, tomorrow’s opponents Fulham who are managed by high profile boss Marco Silva will certainly be looking to put a few demons behind them when they take to the field this weekend.
A disappointing 4-1 defeat to Coventry City last time out, would have certainly left a bitter taste in the mouth of the Cottagers, with the clash against the R’s the first opportunity they have to put those wrongs, right.
Of course, the visitors boast a huge amount of Premier League quality among their ranks, with the likes of Aleksandar Mitrovic, Harry Willson, Harrison Reed and Fabio Carvalho enough to trouble any side.
As mentioned, Warburton’s side face Fulham in the Sky Bet Championship tomorrow, but if you are unable to make the clash you can still listen to all action live on QPR+.
Supporters are also reminded that as we look to limit the risk of COVID-19 transmission, QPR management and players are not able to sign autographs or pose for photos at this time. We look forward to when normality can return but ask all supporters to understand and respect the reasons behind this.
QPR fans all over the world can tune into live audio commentary of Saturday's Sky Bet Championship fixture at Fulham.
The match being broadcast live in both the UK & Ireland and internationally means our video stream will only be available to view on QPR+ in Dark Market territories, where there is no television deal with the EFL in place. These are detailed below.
If you are based in a Dark Market territory and wish to purchase a live video match pass for Saturday, click HERE.
Live audio commentary is therefore the best way for all other R's fans to follow the action via QPR+.
Overseas R’s who have a live video subscription but are not in a Dark Market will be able to tune into the commentary. UK-based fans with a match commentary subscription can also tune in as normal.
To sign up for QPR+, please click HERE.
Head to Head:
QPR Wins: 14
Fulham Wins: 19
QPR: Lee Wallace, Sam Field and Charlie Owens will all miss out for the R’s, whilst Sam McCallum is edging closer to a return.
Fulham: Tom Cairney looks set to return for Fulham.
John Eustace (QPR Assistant Manager): “It’s a local derby which is fantastic, the most important thing though is we impose our style of football on them and see where that gets us, it’s an exciting game for everyone and we are really looking forward to it."
Fulham 1, QPR 2: 1st October 2016
QPR recorded their first win at Craven Cottage for 36 years with a 2-1 victory over Fulham thanks to a later Idrissa Sylla goal on an incredible afternoon.
The R’s took the lead in the 20th minute through Conor Washington, having earlier seen Alex Smithies save a Tom Cairney penalty.
The hosts levelled through Tom Read in the 47th minute before Sylla headed home what proved to be the winner three minutes from time.
But the action didn’t end there, as the hosts were awarded their second spot-kick of the afternoon in the 95th minute, but Sone Aluko’s effort crashed off the post to the delight – and relief – of the travelling QPR faithful.
QPR XI: Smithies, Onuoha, Caulker, Hall, Lynch, Luongo, Henry, Wszolek, Washington, Chery, Polter.
Oliver Langford will take charge of tomorrow’s clash with Fulham.
This will be Langford’s second Rangers clash of the season, with his last coming in our opening day draw with London rivals Millwall in August. He will be supported by assistant referees Steven Meredith and Mark Russell and fourth official David Rock.