Date: 13th October 2010 at 2:20pm
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Vital QPR takes a look at this weekend’s opponents Norwich City

Facts & Figures

Founded: 1902

Nickname: The Canaries

Ground: Carrow Road (26,034)

Manager : Paul Lambert

Selected Honours

Football League Cup: Winners 1962, 1985
Football League Cup: Runners Up – 1973, 1975

Football League Division Two: Champions – 1972, 1986, 2004
Football League One: Champions – 2009-10

Football League Division Three (South) Champions – 1934

Club Records

Record Attendance: 43,984 v Leicester City (FA Cup 6th Round, 1963)

Record victory: 10-2 v Coventry City (Third Division South, 1930)

Record defeat: 2 – 10 v Notts County (Southern League, 1908)

Record Buy: Robert Earnshaw – £3,500,000 from W.B.A

Record Sale: Dean Ashton – £7,250,000 to West Ham

Record Appearances: Ron Ashman – 592

Record Goals: Johnny Gavin – 122


1. John Ruddy
13. Declan Rudd
31. Jed Steer

2. Russell Martin
3. Adam Drury
5. Michael Nelson
6. Zak Whitbread
20. Leon Barnett
(On loan from WBA)
22. Elliot Ward
26. Steven Smith
28. George Francomb
33. Jens Berthel Askou
36. Samuel Habergham

4. Matthew Gill
(On loan to P`boro)
7. Andrew Crofts
8. Stephen Hughes
11. Andrew Surman
14. Wesley Hoolahan
15. David Fox
17. Tom Adeyemi
(On loan to Bradford)
18. Korey Smith
19. Simon Lappin
24. Anthony McNamee
29. Josh Dawkin
30. Owain Tudur Jones
(On loan to Yeovil)

9. Grant Holt
10. Simeon Jackson
16. Chris Martin
23. Oli Johnson
25. Luke Daley
27. Cody McDonald
(On loan to Gillingham)

Key Players

Grant Holt : The powerful centre-forward started his career with spells at FC Halifax Town and Barrow before moving to Sheffield Wednesday. It was at Rochdale where Holt kick-started his career scoring 34 goals in 75 league games. His impressive form earned him a move to Nottingham Forest for £300,000 and in his first full season he scored 17 goals. Following Forest`s promotion to the Championship Holt was transferred to Shrewsbury for a club record fee of £170,000. Holt scored an impressive 28 goals for the Shrews and was League Two`s top scorer. Holt joined current club Norwich from Shrewsbury in the summer of 2009. In his debut season he scored a staggering 30 goals helping the Canaries to the league title. This season Holt has netted 4 times in all competitions and has 5 assists.

Wesley Hoolahan : The Dublin born creative midfielder joined Norwich in 2008 from fellow Championship side Blackpool. Hoolahan spent two seasons at Bloomfield Road scoring 16 times. Prior to his spell at Blackpool Hoolahan has played for Livingston and Shelbourne. At Shelbourne the winger won 3 League of Ireland Championships and won PFAI young player of the year in 2002/03. Hoolahan came to prominence for the Canaries in their promotion season forging a lethal partnership with front two Chris Martin and Grant Holt. Between them they scored a potent 67 goals in what was a memorable year for Norwich.

Last Five Fixtures

Win: 3-0 v Bristol City (a)
Win: 4-3 v Leicester (h)
Loss: 0-2 v Hull (h)
Win: 1-0 v Preston (a)
Loss: 1-3 v Doncaster (a)

Last Five Fixtures v QPR

QPR 0-1 Norwich City on 3rd March 09
Norwich City 0-1 QPR on 17th Sept 08
Norwich City 3-0 QPR on 26th Apr 08
QPR 1-0 Norwich City on 8th Oct 07
Norwich City 1-0 QPR on 30th Dec 06


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