Date: 9th September 2010 at 6:01pm
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Vital QPR takes a look at this weekend’s opponents Middlesbrough

Facts & Figures

Founded: 1876

Nickname: The Boro

Ground: The Riverside Stadium (34,988)

Manager : Gordon Strachan

Selected Honours

Uefa Cup – Runners Up – 2006

F.A. Cup – Runners Up – 1997
League Cup – Winners – 2004
League Cup – Runners Up -2004

Football League Second Division – Champions – 1926-27, 1928-29, 1973-74, 1994-95
Football League Second Division – Runners Up – 1901-02, 1991-92, 1997-98
Football League Third Division – Runners Up – 1966-67, 1986-87

Club Records

Record Attendance: 53,802 v Newcastle United (First Division, 1949)

Record victory: 9-0 v Brighton & Hove Albion – (Second Division, 1958)

Record defeat: 0-9 v Blackburn Rovers – (Second Division, 1954)

Record Buy: £12,800,000 – Alfonso Alves from SC Heerenveen

Record Sale: £12,000,000 – Juninho to Athletico Madrid

Record Appearances: Tim Williamson – 602

Record Goals: George Camsell 345


21.Danny Coyne
30. Jason Steele

2. Justin Hoyte
4. Matthew Bates
6. Stephen McManus
23. Jonathan Grounds
(On loan to Hibs)
24. Seb Hines
25. Rhys Williams
26. Andrew Taylor
27. Joe Bennett
29. Tony McMahon
35. Bruno Pilatos
36. Matt Kilgallon

8. Kevin Thomson
10. Nicky Bailey
14. Willo Flood
17. Barry Robson
18. Gary O`Neil
19. Andy Halliday
20. Julio Arca
33. Richard Smallwood

7. Scott McDonald
9. Kris Boyd
11. Tarmo Kink
15. Leroy Lita
16. Lee Miller
22. Luke Williams
32. Marvin Emnes

Key Players:

Kris Boyd: A Glasgow Rangers legend, Kris Boyd is the highest scoring SPL player of all time with 164 goals. His impressive record meant he was Rangers top scorer every one of his five years at the club scoring 101 goals in 143 games – a lethal record. Previous to his time at Rangers, Boyd played for Kilmarnock scoring 63 goals in 168 appearances. Boyd joined Middlesbrough this summer on a free transfer and got off the mark for his new club in their 1-0 win against Sheffield United. He is a classic example of the goal poacher; give him one chance and more often than not he will take it – as proven in their win against Sheffield United.

David Wheater: The commanding centre back caught everyone`s attention in 2007/08 with a string of solid performances in the Premier League which earned him a call up to the England squad. Wheater is a powerful player that should be playing at a higher level but his loyalty to Middlesbrough as seen him stay. His best attribute is his aerial ability and poses a real threat from set pieces.

Last Five Fixtures

Loss: 0-2 v Barnsley (a)
Loss: 1-2 v Milwall (a)
Win: 1-0 v Sheffield Utd (h)
Draw: 0-0 v Leicester City (a)
Win: 2-1 v Chesterfield (a)

Last Five Fixtures v QPR

Middlesbrough 2-0 QPR on 27 Feb 10
QPR 1-5 Middlesbrough on 5 Dec 09
QPR 5-0 Middlesbrough on 4 March 98
Middlesbrough 2-0 QPR on 13 Jan 98
QPR 2-2 Middlesbrough on 3 Jan 98

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