QPR wrap up their pre-season campaign this weekend, as Mark Warburton’s side welcome Premier League opponents Leicester City to Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium (3pm kick-off BST).
Impressive victories over Manchester United and Cambridge United has seen confidence flowing through the Rangers ranks, but the R's will still be aware that pre-season is about preparing for what will be a strenuous Sky Bet Championship campaign and the Foxes, who will be playing European football this season, will certainly provide us with another stern test.
Strikes from Ilias Chair and Lyndon Dykes wrapped up Rangers’ second victory in a matter of days at Cambridge in midweek, ensuring that confidence remains relatively high as we head towards the 2021/22 campaign.
The visitors – managed by Brendan Rodgers – will be looking to bounce back from Wednesday’s defeat to League One side Wycombe Wanderers in what was their second pre-season game, as preparations for their Premier League campaign start to intensify.
Of course, victory in last season’s FA Cup final ensured that the Foxes will be lining up in this year’s FA Community Shield at Wembley next weekend, which also means that this will be their last fixture before the curtain-raiser in north London.
Saturday's contest will be the first meeting between the two teams in west London since 2014, when Charlie Austin slotted home to take all three points for the R's.
Leicester have since gone from strength to strength and, as a result, will probably have some noticeable absentees this weekend as their successful Euro 2020 stars have only just started to return.
QPR v Leicester City – Pre-Season Friendly – Saturday 31st July 2021, 3pm
TICKETS: Now on general sale.
Season Ticket Holders: £10 Adults, £5 Seniors Over 61/Young Adults Under 23/Disabled/Ambulant with free carer, £2 Juniors Under 18, Kids U8 FREE (prior to matchday).
Non-Season Ticket Holders: £15 Adults, £10 Seniors Over 61/Young Adults Under 23/Disabled/Ambulant with free carer, £5 Juniors Under 18, Kids U8 FREE (prior to matchday).
Please note, tickets purchased on matchday will be priced: £15 Adults, £10 Seniors Over 61/Young Adults Under 23/Disabled/Ambulant with free carer, £5 Juniors Under 18.
Kids U8 must be accompanied by a full-paying adult with proof of age supplied prior to booking. Please note that tickets must be purchased prior to matchday.
Season ticket holders’ seats are not guaranteed for this fixture.
Watch live on QPR+
QPR fans can watch Saturday's visit of Premier League Leicester City live on QPR+ this weekend!
Mark Warburton's charges will welcome the FA Cup holders to W12 for our final pre-season friendly on Saturday - kick-off 3pm at Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.
Individual match passes are available for £5 on QPR+ - click HERE to buy yours now.
Season ticket holders and members will receive 25% off the sale price in their QPR Cash accounts (£1.25).
Please note, this fixture will no longer be shown on the club's new Recast channel.
QPR+ seasonal and monthly subscribers are required to purchase pre-season streams.
Around the ground
The Academia Fan Zone will be open once again this weekend!
On Saturday QPR will be running the Academia Fan Zone ahead of our second pre-season fixture at Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium against Leicester City.
The Academia Fan Zone, which will take place at Play Football on South Africa Road, will run from 12:00-14:30 and include activities such as tag archery, a speed cage and mini-games. There will also be a burger van, special guests such as Jude the Cat and a replica of the FA Cup won by Leicester in the 2020/21 season.
The matchday room however will be closed for all home pre-season games.
Supporters who wish to collect their Crowdies can do so from the Fan Zone between 12:00-14:30. Please note that supporters will not be able to collect their Crowdies after the game.
Unfortunately, due to the current restrictions players and mascots will not be able to take selfies or sign autographs.