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Three to look out for at the Pirelli stadium

QPR face an important game on Saturday at the Pirelli Stadium against a rejuvenated Burton Albion side who have won three of their last five league matches. Below are the in-form players for the Brewers and the ones we need to pay close attention to on Saturday.

Lucas Akins


  • Pace
  • Work-rate
  • Energy

Having missed just 147 minutes of league football this season, Akins work-ethic and application to the game epitomises the team he plays for. Akins has played numerous positions this season from left-wing-back to centre forward and never lets his team down due to his sheer hard work. But it would be wrong to suggest that the 28-year-old is in the team just based on what he does off the ball as he also possesses skill, an eye for a pass – highlighted by his five assists this season and his pace can cause problems for defenders.

Lloyd Dyer


  • Dribbling
  • Shooting
  • Commitment

It’s fair to say the 35-year-old has been around the block but he is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance at the Pirelli stadium this season. Playing mostly as a left-winger he’s chipped in with five goals this year and has been a consistent performer for the Brewers and a danger when running at opponents. Being one of the more experienced members of the squad, Dyer is a big influence in the Burton dressing room and certainly a valuable member to have in the squad when facing a relegation battle.

Ben Turner


  • Heading
  • Tackling
  • Interceptions

A rock at the centre of a Burton Albion defence that has kept six clean sheets in the league this season – two more than Rangers and one of the leaders of the back-line. Turner can be put under the no nonsense category of defenders with his 6’4 inch frame making him a somewhat intimidating opponent and he was excellent in the reverse fixture at Loftus Road back in September which ended goalless. Whether Burton have played with a back five or four Turner is seen as a crucial member of Nigel Clough’s side and has missed just one game for the Brewers after his suspension which ruled him out of the first five fixtures of the campaign.