QPR v Burton Albion Preview

91402417_rexfeatures_6027959af-1QPR face Burton Albion in the championship as they look to go 5 games unbeaten against a struggling Albion side.

Team News

QPR may be tempted to draft new signing Sean Goss into the team but will probably wait until Newcastle next Wednesday.

Rangers have had the same starting line-up for the last two games and with no injury worries from the starting eleven they may be set to keep the same line-up again.

However the R’s will be without Yeni Ngbakoto who twisted his ankle in training so this may lead to a call up to another youth player.

Burton may give debut to new loan signing Cauley Woodrow who arrived from Fulham in January but having only signed on Friday it may be unlikely.

Burton have no new injury worries.

Match Facts

Burton Albion have only won one of their last 15 away games and that came against bottom of the table Rotherham.

Burton have not scored in any of their last 4 matches in all competitions.

QPR are unbeaten in their last 4 games, winning 3 and drawing 1.

Burton Albion have lost 5 games this season 2-1 and QPR, out of their 9 wins 6 have come by the 2-1 scoreline.

QPR have never played Burton at Loftus Road before.

Preview

QPR have seemed to have been rejuvenated after a dreadful spell when Holloway first came into QPR but after having won three games on the bounce they look to be climbing up the table. QPR graduate Ryan Manning has become a star at Loftus Road over the recent weeks and his goal against West London rivals, Fulham, has definitely won QPR fans’ respect. QPR are yet to lose a game when he has started. 000d756b-800

Rangers will have to play more attacking football than they did against Fulham when they sat back and only had 26% possession. The Brewers will be looking to counter-attack and therefore QPR need to take control over the ball and break them down, something they haven’t been doing too well of recent times. It is a change of tone for QPR as they are now the favourites going into this game which may well affect the players.

Burton are really struggling and news coming out that their manager, Clough, is wanted at Nottingham Forest is not encouraging. Although only in the relegation places via goal difference it is going to be struggle for them to stay up as they are on such a bad run of form. Burton fans are crying out for a striker and Cauley Woodrow could be the man to provide the goals for them but having only signed today (Friday) it could be stretch to try and play him straight away having not trained with the squad.

It looks like it will be a scrappy affair in West London but QPR will be disappointed if they can’t take all three points.

Article by @GusSkinner

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