QUEENS Park Rangers are on the road again, with a trip to Humberside to face Hull City at the MKM Stadium awaiting Mark Warburton’s side on Saturday (3pm KO).
The R’s, who opened their 2021/22 Sky Bet Championship campaign last week in front of a packed out W12, were also in Carabao Cup action during the week, with Albert Adomah’s winning spot-kick sealing Rangers’ place in the second round of the tournament.
Backed by an army of travelling supporters once again, the Super Hoops will be keen to put on a performance for the R’s faithful, for what is our first away Championship clash this season.
Opponents Hull, who are managed by former Northern Ireland international Grant McCann, will be keen to get their home campaign off to a winning start and build on last week’s impressive 4-1 away victory over Preston North End on the opening day.
The Tigers, who currently sit top of the Championship table courtesy of their fine goalscoring performance over Preston, will be keen to maintain their high standards as they look to establish themselves in England’s second tier following last season’s promotion campaign.
Supporters are 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 Hull City.
Latest EFL regulations preventing the live streaming of Saturday 3pm games in the UK and Ireland - alongside the match being broadcast live 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+.
Regular QPR+ commentators Nick London and Andy Sinton will be providing the coverage and 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.
QPR wins: 17
Hull City wins: 19
QPR: Luke Amos, Sam Field and Charlie Owens will all miss out for the R’s, but Ilias Chair will look for a return following his illness.
Hull City: Malik Wilks may miss out, while Sean McLoughlin, Randell Williams, Ryan Longman and Tommy Mayer will be pushing for returns.
Mark Warburton (QPR manager): “Hull have a very good squad, they have physicality and a great work ethic about them, we know what we will face, it will be a fantastic atmosphere but one we must overcome.”
Grant McCann (Hull City manager): “QPR have recruited well, kept some good players, they have a good manager in Mark Warburton. It will be a tough game, every game is difficult, but we have a game-plan and want to produce a positive result.
Hull City 2, QPR 3: October 19th 2019
Ebere Eze’s spot-kick double saw QPR make it six wins in eight Sky Bet Championship matches as they came from behind to beat Hull City.
Trailing to Jarrod Bowen’s well-taken opener, Ryan Manning deservedly restored parity for the R’s just before half-time by firing home from just inside the box.
From there, Rangers went on to completely dominate the second period and Eze became too hot to handle on 77 minutes when he was tripped inside the box by Eric Lichaj.
The forward confidently converted his penalty and 10 minutes later he did likewise, having this time been fouled by Kevin Stewart.
Josh Magennis pulled one back for Hull but it was certainly a deserved three points for Rangers, with the victory lifting QPR into fifth place in the table.
QPR XI: Kelly, Rangel, Leistner, Barbet, Manning, Scowen, Cameron, Osayi-Samuel, Chair, Eze, Wells.
Matthew Donohue will take charge of tomorrow’s clash with Hull City.
This will be Donouhue’s first Rangers clash since April, when he oversaw our away victory over Middlesbrough. He will be supported by assistant referees George Byrne and Michael George and fourth official Andrew Miller.