Date: 22nd August 2012 at 6:29pm
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Vital QPR takes a look at this Saturday’s opponents Norwich City

Facts & Figures


Founded: 1902

Nickname: The Canaries

Ground: Carrow Road (27,033)

Manager : Chris Hughton

Selected Honours



Second Division: Winners 1971-72, 1985-86, 2003-04

League Cup Winners: 1962, 1985

Club Records



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

Squad


Goalkeepers:

John Ruddy
Declan Rudd
Jed Steer

Defenders:

Russell Martin
Steven Whittaker
Sebastien Bassong
Michael Turner
Marc Tierney
Javier Garrido
Leon Barnett
Elliot Ward
Ryan Bennett
George Francomb

Midfielders:

Bradley Johnson
Robert Snodgrass
Jonny Howson
Andrew Surman
Anthony Pilkington
Wes Hoolahan
David Fox
Elliott Bennett
Korey Smith
Jacob Butterfield
Simon Lappin

Strikers:

Steve Morison
Grant Holt
Simeon Jackson
James Vaughan
Chris Martin

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

 

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