Date: 17th January 2014 at 9:54pm
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QPR will look to continue their recent unbeaten league form as they welcome Huddersfield to Loftus Road tomorrow. Everton aside, Rangers have reacted well since their disappointing displays against Leicester and Nottm Forest, with two wins and a draw. The second half display against Ipswich was amongst their best performances this season, which bodes well as it was without the assistance of the influential Joey Barton, who is now sidelined through injury.

In terms of past meetings in the league, QPR have never lost to Huddersfield on home soil, winning eight and drawing two. Here`s hoping Redknapp can patch together a strong enough side to continue that run. With the likes of Barton, Hoilett and Jenas out, the midfield suddenly looks threadbare and short in genuine quality. Karl Henry and Gary O’Neill both played very well against Ipswich and will need to put in more performances of that ilk if they are to successfully fill the void left by the injured Barton in central midfield.

QPR Team News:

Junior Hoilett and Joey Barton both miss out due to injury. Bobby Zamora, Samba Diakite and Luke Young could be available for selection.

Possible line up:

GREEN

SIMPSON – DUNNE – ONUOHA – ASSOU-EKOTTO

HENRY – O`NEILL

PHILLIPS – CARROLL – KRANJCAR

AUSTIN

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Huddersfield Team News:

James Vaughan is hoping to return from an ankle injury. Defenders Joel Lynch and Peter Clarke remain sidelined.

Possible line up:

SMITHIES

WOODS – WALLACE – GERRARD – DIXON

HAMMILL – CLAYTON – NORWOOD – HOGG – WARD

VAUGHAN

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Match Facts & Stats

QPR have never lost at home to the Terriers in league competition (W8 D2).


Huddersfield Town have mustered just one goal in their last three league attempts against QPR.

Only Doncaster (9) and Charlton (8) have scored fewer first half goals than Queens Park Rangers (10) this season.

No side has conceded fewer goals in both the first (6) and second (9) half of matches this season than QPR.

Only Kieran Trippier (9) and Aaron Cresswell (9) have made more assists this season than Huddersfield`s Adam Hammill (8).

63.6% of the goals scored and conceded in matches involving QPR this term have arrived in the second half; a league-high share.





LAST FIVE

QPR: LDWLW
HUDDERSFIELD: DWLWW

HEAD 2 HEAD

QPR: 11
HUDDERSFIELD: 10
Draw: 7



LAST TIME OUT

Championship – 10/08/13
John Smith Stadium

Huddersfield 1 (Vaughan)
QPR 1 (Hoilett)

Team: Green, Simpson, Suk-Young, Hill, Onuoha, Granero (SWP), Barton, Henry (Jenas), Hoilett, Austin, Johnson.

Attendance: 13,896


Ref Watch:

Referee: Simon Hooper
Assistants: Paul Harris & Andy Newbold
Fourth Official: Ian Crouch

Simon Hooper is the match official for tomorrow`s clash against the Terriers. This season, Hooper has issued 76 yellow cards and 2 red cards in 20 games.

Match Prediction:



2-1Home Win.

Next Up

Who: Bolton
Where: Loftus Road
When: 28/01/14