Date: 14th September 2010 at 1:32pm
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Vital QPR takes a look at this evening’s opponents Ipswich Town

Facts & Figures

Founded: 1878

Nickname: The Tractor Boys

Ground: Portman Road (30,311)

Manager : Roy Keane

Selected Honours

UEFA Cup: Winners – 1980-81

FA Cup: Winners – 1977-78

First Division: Champions – 1961-62
First Division: Runners-Up – 1980-81, 1981-82

Second Division (Old): Champions – 1960-61, 1967-68, 1991-92
Division One Playoff: Winners – 1999-00

Third Division (South): Champions – 1953-54, 1956-57

Club Records

Record Attendance: 38,010 v Leeds United (FA Cup 6th Round, 1975)

Record victory: 11-0 v Cromer (FA Cup, 1936)

Record defeat: 1-10 v Fulham (First Division, 1963)

Record Buy: Matteo Sereni – £4,800,000 from Sampdoria

Record Sale: Kieron Dyer – £6,000,000 to Newcastle United

Record Appearances: Mick Mills – 741

Record Goals: Ray Crawford – 218


1. Brian Murphy
12. Arran Lee-Barrett
13. Ian McLoughlin
21. Marton Fulop

2. Jaime Peters
3. Shane O`Connor
4. Gareth McAuley
5. Damien Delaney
20. Tommy Smith
21. Troy Brown
23. Tom Eastman
29. Jack Ainsley
30. Seb Dunbar
48. Darren O`Dea
(On loan from Celtic)

6. Grant Leadbitter
7. Carlos Edwards
8. David Norris
11. Lee Martin
(On loan to Charlton)
15. Alan Quinn
17. Andros Townsend
(On loan from Spurs)
19. Luke Hyam
24. Colin Healy
25. Billy Clark
26. Luciano Civelli
27. Reggie Lambe
31. David Cawley
32. Jamie Griffiths
34. Conor Hourihane
39. Mark Kennedy

9. Connor Wickham
10. Jason Scotland
16. Tamas Priskin
18. Pablo Counago
(On loan to C. Palace)
28. Ronan Murray
33. Kevin Lisbie
(On loan to Millwall)

Key Players:

Jason Scotland: Started his league career ironically in Scotland for Dundee United in 2003 before moving to St. Johnstone where he scored an impressive 33 goals in 66 appearances. In 2007 Scotland signed for Swansea and fired the club to promotion scoring 24 league goals. The following season in the Championship Scotland spearheaded the attack with an impressive return of 21 league goals. When Roberto Martinez opted to join Wigan as manager he raided his old club for star striker Scotland who subsequently joined for £2 million. He made 32 appearances scoring only 1 premier league goal. He joined Ipswich in the summer on a two year deal and has already got off the mark scoring on his league debut against Bristol City in a 2-0 victory.

Grant Leadbitter: A box to box midfielder with Premier League experience, Grant Leadbitter started his career at Sunderland and was a product of the club`s youth academy. He made his league debut in 2005 and went on to appear 123 times for the club. Leadbitter was a regular under Roy Keane before moving to Ipswich to once again team up with the Irishman. Last season Leadbitter made 40 appearances in all competitions scoring 3 goals.

Last Five Fixtures

Draw: 0-0 v Portsmouth (a)
Win: 2-0 v Bristol City (h)
Win: 1-0 v Crewe (a)
Win: 2-1 v Crystal Palace (a)
Draw: 1-1 v Burnley (h)

Last Five Fixtures v QPR

QPR 1-2 v Ipswich on 9 Feb 10
Ipswich 3-0 QPR on 28 Dec 09
QPR 1-3 Ipswich on 21 Feb 09
Ipswich 2-0 QPR on 1 Nov 08
Ipswich 0-0 QPR on 29 March 08

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