QPR travel to south Wales tonight for a trip to Swansea City and the R’s will be looking for a return to form, following defeat last time out against Huddersfield Town.
Mark Warburton’s side have faced the Swans twice already this season, with the first coming in August and Swansea sealing the victory, whilst the second again came in W12, but that time the R’s ran out 5-1 winners, knocking the Swans out of the FA Cup in the process.
Both sides head into this one on the back of negative results last time out, with Rangers suffering defeat at the hands of Huddersfield Town, whilst Swansea faced defeat at home to Derby County.
Swansea currently sit just outside of the play-off places and will be looking to push up the table come May.
In recent years, Rangers have struggled against Swansea City, with the R’s only claiming victory twice in the last five clashes.
Following relegation from the Premier League in 2018, Swansea City have been looking for a return to England’s top division ever since. The arrival of former England U17 manager Steve Cooper seems to have had the desired effect but a run of indifferent results in early 2020 has left the Jacks sitting just outside of the promotion places. Cooper’s men will still have ambitions of reaching Wembley come what May.
Swansea have claimed an impressive 12 victories this season. In addition to this, the loan arrivals of youngsters Conor Gallagher and Rhian Brewster have helped improve their form in front of goal.
Leeds United 0-1 Swansea City - 31st August 2019
Swansea city continued their fine start to the season as they moved top after claiming a dramatic victory over promotion favourites Leeds United. Wayne Routledge’s last-minute strike inflicted defeat on Leeds for the first time this season and really increased the Swans' credentials as promotion chasers.
London-born attacking midfielder Conor Gallagher arrived in south Wales in January following a loan switch from Premier League side Chelsea. The 20-year-old has risen through the youth ranks at the south west London side and a loan spell in the first half of the season at Championship side Charlton Athletic really boosted Gallagher’s credentials as a top talent.
Despite the fact the attacking midfielder hasn’t been able to make his senior debut for the Blues, Gallagher made a huge impact at The Valley, scoring six goals in 25 appearances.
Having represented England at every level up to U21, Gallagher was named Chelsea’s Academy Player of the Year for 2018-19 and then went on to become a key figure in Charlton’s and now Swansea’s plans.
Gallagher has made four appearances in the Swans midfield since his loan move to south Wales in January.