Date: 16th September 2010 at 7:45am
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Vital QPR takes a look at this weekend’s opponents Leicester City

Facts & Figures


Founded: 1884 as Leicester Fosse

Nickname: The Foxes

Ground: Walkers Stadium (32,500)

Manager : Paulo Sousa

Selected Honours


FA Cup Runners Up – 1949, 1961, 1963, 1969
League Cup Winners – 1964, 1997, 2000
League Cup Runners Up – 1965, 1999

First Division Runners Up – 1928-29

Second Division Champions – 1924-25, 1936-37, 1953-54, 1956-57, 1970-71, 1979-80
Second Division Runners Up – 1907-08, 2002-03
Second Division Play-off winners 1993-94, 1995-96
Second Division Play-off Runners-up 1991-92, 1992-93

League One Champions – 2008-09

FA Charity Shield Winners – 1971-72

Club Records


Record Attendance: 47,298 v Tottenham Hotspur (FA Cup 5th round, 1928)

Record victory: 13-0 v Notts Olympic (13 October 1894)

Record defeat: 0-12 v Nottingham Forest (21 April, 1909)

Record Buy: Ade Akinbiyi – £5,000,000 from Wolverhampton Wanderers

Record Sale: Emile Heskey – £11,000,000 to Liverpool

Record Appearances: Graham Cross: 599 – 1961-75

Record Goals: Arthur Chandler: 273

Squad


Goalkeepers:
1. Chris Weale
13. Conrad Logan
21. Carl Ikeme
(On loan from Wolves)

Defenders:
2. Robbie Neilson
3. Aleksandar Tunchev
4. Michael Morrison
5. Angelo Miguel Vitor
15. Bruno Berner
18. Tom Kennedy
25. Jack Hobbs
26. Tom Parkes
29. Liam Moore

Midfielders:
6. Joao Moreno
8. Matt Oakley
10. Andy King
11. Lloyd Dyer
17. Dany N`Guessan
19. Richie Wellens
22. Yuki Abe
23. Franck Moussa
27. Jorrin John
30. Aman Verma
31. Jeffery Shclupp

Strikers:
7. Paul Gallagher
9. Steve Howard
12. Matt Fryatt
14. Martyn Waghorn
28. Ashley Chambers
33. Leon Crncic

Key Players:

Andy King: A talented centre midfielder with an eye for goal, Andy King made his first appearance for the Foxes against Wolves in 2007. He was instrumental in Leicester`s promotion back from League 1 scoring 9 goals in 45 league matches. Last year he embraced the step up to the Championship scoring 10 times in 45 games. King is dangerous at set-pieces and has a fine passing range. The Leicester playmaker has started this season excellently scoring 4 times in 6 appearances.

Martyn Waghorn: A player that needs no introduction to QPR fans. Twenty-year-old Waghorn scored twice in a disappointing 4-0 defeat away to the Foxes last season. The former Sunderland player had a loan spell at Charlton in 2008. Last year he signed on a season long loan to Leicester scoring 12 times in 45 games. After impressing on loan Waghorn signed for Leicester on a permanent deal worth £3 million.

Last Five Fixtures


Win: 2-1 v Cardiff (h)
Draw: 1-1 v Coventry (a)
Loss: 1-2 v Reading (h)
Win: 2-1 v Leeds (a)
Loss: 0-3 v Burnley (a)

Last Five Fixtures v QPR


Leicester City 4-0 QPR on 5th April 10
QPR 1-2 Leicester City on 30th Oct 09
QPR 3-1 Leicester City on 1st Jan 08
Leicester City 1-1 QPR on 15th Sept 07
Leicester City 1-3 QPR on 17th March 07




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