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Match Preview | Queens Park Rangers (A)

Here's all the information ahead of Saturday's match against QPR...

7 May 2021

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The Hatters conclude their 2020/21 Sky Bet Championship campaign with an away fixture against Queens Park Rangers.

Town are six matches unbeaten heading into the match at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium versus a QPR side who come off the back of a 2-0 away win against Stoke City.

 

Nathan Jones said:

(Listen to Nathan’s post-match thoughts against Rotherham United here)

Finishing the season strong: “If we can finish top ten than that is a wonderful thing. Just look at the sides below us, one season we have been better than some very good, historical sides. The teams behind us, whether they have struggled or not for whatever reason, that is a proud thing for us. Teams like us are really punching above our weight in the top half.

Update on Luke Berry and Danny Hylton: “He (LB) had an injury in the warm-up the other day and he had to pull out, but he is back training and in contention for the weekend.  

“Hylts won’t be. He had a little set-back so we have taken him out. There is no point putting him through anything now, we want Hylts to have a good pre-season in whatever shape or form and then for him to have more of a fluent season next year because that is what he hasn’t had really especially after Christmas.”

 

Who?

Queens Park Rangers were founded in 1882 and their achievements include winning the League Cup in 1967, and they were FA Cup finalists in 1982.

In the last 10 years, the R’s spent three years in the Premier League but since their relegation in 2015, they have been in the Championship ever since.

 

The Manager – Mark Warburton

Mark Warburton is an experienced manager that has enjoyed a good amount of success during his time in coaching.

Warburton was once playing non-league football for Enfield and Boreham Wood but began his coaching career at Watford, before moving to Brentford in 2011. Originally, he was a coach and sporting director at the club but became their manager in December 2013, leading them from League One to the Championship that season.

Following his time at Griffin Park he joined Rangers and won the Scottish Championship title and the Scottish Challenge Cup in his first season. A nine month spell with Nottingham Forest came after his time at Ibrox, before he was appointed QPR manager in May 2019.

 

Main threat – Lyndon Dykes

QPR’s number nine joined in the summer transfer window from Livingston FC and has scored 12 times in the Sky Bet Championship this season, the R’s top scorer.

The Australian born forward made his Scotland debut this season and started the fixture at Kenilworth Road the last time the two teams met.

 

When and where?

Kick-off is 12:30pm at The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Saturday 8 May.

 

Man in the middle?

The referee for Saturday’s match is Tony Harrington – who last took charge of the Hatters during their 2-0 loss to Millwall in October.

 

Played before?

The two sides met in January and QPR were 2-0 victors at Kenilworth Road, which ended Town’s 22 midweek home unbeaten record at the time.  

 

Follow the action

The only way to watch the live action from the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium is via iFollow Hatters.

Match passes to watch the 12:30pm kick-off are now available to purchase by clicking the image at the foot of the page.


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