Date: 21st February 2011 at 7:46pm
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Vital QPR takes a look at this week’s opponents Ipswich Town

Facts & Figures


Founded: 1878

Nickname: The Tractor Boys

Ground: Portman Road (30,311)

Manager : Paul Jewell

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

Squad


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

Defenders:
2. Jaime Peters
3. Shane O`Connor
4. Gareth McAuley
5. Damien Delaney
20. Tommy Smith
22. Troy Brown
23. Tom Eastman
29. Jack Ainsley (On loan to Histon)
30. Seb Dunbar
42. Josh Carson
48. Darren O’Dea (On loan from Celtic)

Midfielders:
6. Grant Leadbitter
7. Carlos Edwards
8. David Norris
11. Lee Martin
14. Jimmy Bullard (On loan from Hull)
15. Alan Quinn
17. Adam Drury
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

Strikers:
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 Player:

Connor Wickham A young striker with enormous potential, Wickham reaffirmed his commitment to the Tractor Boys by signing a contract extension in January, keeping him at the club until 2013. A powerful striker with excellent technical ability, Wickham has shown telling signs of improvement recently adding goals to his game as well improving his awareness of his team-mates by playing in a deeper position in certain matches. Premier League scouts continue to flock to Ipswich games to monitor the progress of the sought-after striker. This season Wickham has scored 5 goals in 24 league appearances.

Last Five Fixtures


Draw: 1-1 v Hull (h)
Win: 6-0 v Doncaster (a)
Draw: 1-1 v Barnsley (a)
Win: 3-0 v Sheffield United (h)
Win: 2-1 v Derby (a)

Last Five Fixtures v QPR


Ipswich 0-3 QPR on 14/09/2010
QPR 1-2 Ipswich on 09/02/2010
Ipswich 3-0 QPR on 28/12/2009
QPR 1-3 Ipswich on 21/02/2009
Ipswich 2-0 QPR on 01/11/2008

 

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