Vital QPR takes a look at this Saturday’s opponents Norwich City
Facts & Figures
Nickname: The Canaries
Ground: Carrow Road (27,033)
Manager : Chris Hughton
Second Division: Winners 1971-72, 1985-86, 2003-04
League Cup Winners: 1962, 1985
Record Attendance: 43,984 v Leicester City, 30 March 1963
Record League Victory: 10-2 v. Coventry City, 1930
Record League Defeat: 2-10 v. Swindon Town, 1908
Record Buy: £3,500,000 to West Brom for Robert Earnshaw
Record Sale: £7,250,000 from West Ham for Dean Ashton
Record Appearances: 592 – Ron Ashman
Record Goals: 122 – Johnny Gavin
Five Reasons To Focus
Grant Holt: One of the league`s surprise successes last season, Holt`s old-fashioned centre forward play caught many defenders off-guard. The Norwich favourite scored 15 goals in the Premier League and in total has scored 70 in 120 appearances for the Canaries.
John Ruddy: After a fine season in the top flight, Ruddy initially made the England Euro squad however injury forced him out of the tournament. Ruddy`s athleticism and command of his area earned him high praise but the former Everton player will be hoping for better days after last week`s 5-0 defeat to Fulham.
Russell Martin: A versatile defender who can play anywhere along the back four, Martin also boasts a decent scoring record against the R`s. Martin has scored 2 in his last 3 against the Super Hoops. One to watch from set-pieces.
Anthony Pilkington: Having signed from then League One Huddersfield Town for £2 million, Pilkington performed very well in his debut season for Norwich. The attacking midfielder scored 8 goals in 31 appearances and is dangerous from free-kicks.
Robert Snodgrass: Following in the footsteps of Jonny Howson and Bradley Johnson, Snodgrass signed from Leeds this summer for a reported fee of £3 million. The Scotland international is a tenacious midfielder that possesses a fantastic strike and has a decent eye for a pass.
Last Five Fixtures v QPR
QPR 1-2 Norwich 2nd Jan 12
Norwich 2-1 QPR on 26th Nov 11
Norwich 1-0 QPR on 1 Jan 11
QPR 0-0 Norwich on 16 Oct 10
QPR 0-1 Norwich on 3 Mar 09