Date: 4th November 2010 at 8:01pm
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Vital QPR takes a look at this weekend’s opponents Reading

Facts & Figures

Founded: 1871

Nickname: The Royals

Ground: Madejski Stadium (22,224)

Manager : Brian McDermott

Selected Honours

Football League Championship – Winners: 2006
Football League Division One – Runners Up: 1995

Football League Division Two – Winners: 1994
Football League Division Two – Runners Up: 2002

Football League Third Division – Winners: 1986
Football League Third Division (South) – Winners: 1926

Club Records

Record Attendance: 33,042 v Brentford (FA Cup, 1927) At Elm Park

Record victory: 10-2 v Crystal Palace (Third Division, 1946)

Record defeat: 0-18 v Preston North End (FA Cup, 1894)

Record Buy £2,500,000 – Emerse Fae from Nantes

Record Sale: £6,500,000 – Kevin Doyle to Wolverhampton Wanderers

Record Appearances: Martin Hicks – 500 – 1978-1991

Record Goals: Ronnie Blackman – 158 – 1947-1954


1. Adam Federici
21. Ben Hamer
(On loan to Brentford)
31. Mikkel Andersen
(On loan to Bristol Rovers)
41. Alex McCarthy
42. Simon Locke

2. Andy Griffin
3. Marcus Williams
5. Matt Mills
15. Zurab Khizanishvili
(On loan from Blackburn)
16. Ivar Ingirmarsson
22. Julian Kelly
23. Ian Harte
26. Alex Pearce
33. Chris Armstrong
35. Michael Hector
36. Jack Mills
44. Danny Joyce

4. Jem Karacan
6. Brynjar Gunnarsson
7. Jay Tabb
11. Jobi McAnuff
14. Jimmy Kebe
17. Michail Antonio
19. Hal Robson-Kanu
20. Brian Howard
25. Jake Taylor
27. Scott Davies
(On loan to Wycombe)
32. Jacob Walcott
(On loan to Staines)
37. Jordan Obita
38. James Rowe
40. Lawson D’Ath

9. Shane Long
10. Noel Hunt
12. David Mooney
(On loan to Colchester)
18. Simon Church
29. Nicholas Bignall
(On loan to Southampton)
30. Abdulai Bell-Baggie

Key Player:

Jobi McAnuff: The adventurous winger started his career at Wimbledon and made 104 appearances before moving to West Ham United. After a fairly unsuccessful spell with the Hammers, McAnuff moved to Cardiff City in a deal worth £250,000. After just one season at Cardiff he was on the move again, this time heading back to London to join Crystal Palace. McAnuff played arguably some of his best football at Palace scoring 7 goals in 43 games in his first season. His fine form attracted Premier League interest from Bolton but McAnuff decided to stay at Selhurst Park. The tricky winger stayed for another season scoring 5 goals in 34 games but was transferred to Watford in a deal worth £1.75 million. After two seasons at Vicarage Road, McAnuff signed for Reading in the summer of 2009. The nomadic winger was signed by former Watford boss Brendan Rodgers who he clearly made an impression on whilst still at Watford.

Last Five Fixtures

Win : 4-3 v Doncaster (h)
Win: 4-0 v Burnley (a)
Loss: 0-1 v Bristol City (a)
Loss: 0-1 v Swansea (h)
Draw: 1-1 v Preston (a)

Last Five Fixtures v QPR

Reading 1-0 QPR on 16th Mar 10
QPR 4-1 Reading on 20th Oct 09
QPR 0-0 Reading on 31st Jan 09
Reading 0-0 QPR on 25th Oct 08
Reading 2-1 QPR on 30th Apr 06


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