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Bolton v QPR: It Could Be Worse For Us


Ahead of this weekend’s game, as ever, the first thing we’ll do is have a glance at our opponents. QPR visit us so here’s a quick read about the Rs. Or the Hoops

Rubbish start to the season

We’ve had a few problems off the pitch, to say the least, but we have done well on it. Unlike QPR, who have had a rancid start to the campaign. Ian Holloway had done a solid job last season but was replaced in order for the club to kick on. All well and good, but they then proceeded to appoint Steve McClaren as his replacement. They lost their first few games, including a 7-1 loss at West Brom and 3-0 home defeat to Bristol City, but have got off the mark now, beating Wigan and getting a goalless draw at Birmingham the other week.


Something we all know about, but QPR will face one of their own in January as punishment for spending too much to get promoted back in 2014.

How will they set up?

They went 4-4-2 at Birmingham – the late signings of Brighton’s Tomer Hemed and Burnley’s Nakhi Wells have given them a bit of experience up front and they played together at St Andrew’s last time out, without scoring.

Any other names?

Massimo Luongo and Luke Freeman could play in midfield, former Wanderer Alex Baptiste is on their books, but Angel Rangel, once of Swansea, is likely to be ahead of him at right-back.

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