Hoops: Smithies features for Burton test

ALEX Smithies takes centre stage in the latest edition of your new-look 'Hoops' – the official matchday programme of Queens Park Rangers – for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship meeting with Burton Albion at Loftus Road.

The R’s number one is the subject of our feature player interview in Issue 08 for 2017/18, with Rangers looking to extend their unbeaten home start in the league.

Throughout the campaign, Hoops is paying tribute to our #LoftusRoad100 celebrations – commemorating 100 years since QPR’s first match at our famous home in 1917.

This week, we also hear from R’s boss Ian Holloway, sidelined skipper Nedum Onuoha and former loanee Paul Peschisolido – who played for Rangers and managed the Brewers.

Elsewhere, Jake Bidwell stars in our new ‘Home & Away’ feature, Paul Jenkins – aka @QPR_Stats – poses his latest ‘Half-Time Teaser’, and there’s columns, too, from Aidan Magee (Sky Sports), Clive Whittingham (Loft for Words) and Sharon Smith (Irish R’s).

Fun and games for younger R’s comes in the shape of a four-page ‘Junior Hoops’, and we also get the lowdown on Burton in a detailed visitors’ section.

For all that and much more, pick up a copy of Hoops tomorrow – available to purchase in and around Loftus Road for £3 on matchdays.

You can also click HERE to get your hands on a copy.

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