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Preview: Rovers v Queens Park Rangers

A look ahead to today's clash at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium

5 October 2019

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Rovers head south to take on Queens Park Rangers at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium as Tony Mowbray's men look to take three points into the international break.

Rovers head to the capital on the back of picking up a point at home to high-flying Nottingham Forest and have a good record against the Londoners.

Aside from beating Rangers on both occasions last term, Rovers have lost only once in the last 22 meetings against The Hoops, which came back in 1999.

The last time we suffered defeat away to QPR was way back in November 1993, with a Colin Hendry own goal proving the diffence in a 1-0 Rovers loss.

Back to the present day and Mowbray expects to have a fully fit squad to choose from for the trip south, aside from Ben Brereton and Dan Butterworth.

The boss did have doubts over Stewart Downing, Derrick Williams and an unnamed player ahead of the game, but expects the trio to be fine for the clash.

QPR come into the encounter on the back of a heavy midweek defeat away at Cardiff City and will be eager to bounce back from the loss to The Bluebirds.

Today's hosts have the 16th best home record in the league so far having garnered seven points from their opening five league outings at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

The key pairing for today's hosts will be Nakhi Wells and Jordan Hugill. The loanees, on temorary deals from Burnley and West Ham United respectively, have hit the net five times each so far this season.

They will have to be marshalled closely, along with Ebe Eze, who's impressed in the early stages of the campaign after 10 games played.

Kick-off is 3pm and you can track all the action on iFollow Rovers and our social media channels if you can't make it to west London.

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