Date: 19th August 2010 at 1:16pm
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Vital QPR takes a look at this weekend’s opponents Scunthorpe United

Facts & Figures

Founded: 1899

Nickname: The Iron

Ground: Glanford Park (9,193)

Manager : Nigel Adkins

Selected Honours

League One: Champions 2006-07
League One: Play-off Winners 2008-09
Division Three North: Champions 1957-58
League Two: Promotion 2004-05
Division Four: Promotion 1971-72, 1982-83
Division Three: Play-off Winners 1998-99

Club Records

Record Attendance: 23,935 v Portsmouth (FA Cup 4th Round, 1954)

Record victory: 8-1 v Luton Town (Third Division, 1965)

Record defeat 0-8 v Carlisle United (Third Division 1952)

Record Buy: Rob Jones – £700,000 from Hibernian

Record Sale: Gary Hooper – £2,400,000 to Glasgow Celtic

Record Appearances: Jack Brownsword, 595, 1950-65

Record Goals: Steve Cammack, 110, 1979-81, 1981-86


1. Joe Murphy
13. Sam Slocombe
22. Josh Lillis
(On loan to Rochdale)

3. Jim McNulty
(On loan from Brighton)
5. Rob Jones
6. Cliff Byrne
12. Michael Raynes
15. David Mirfin
21. Eddie Nolan
(On loan from Preston)
23. Rory Coleman
25. Niall Canavan
26. Johnathan Williams
28. Trent McClenahan

2. Andrew Wright
4. Sam Togwell
7. Martyn Woolford
8. Michael O`Connor
11. Gary Thompson
16. Josh Wright
18. Michael Collins
27. Ian Morris
(On loan to Chesterfield)

9. Chris Dagnall
14. Jonathan Forte
17. Bobby Grant
19. Adam Boyes
24. Matt Godden

Key Players:

Chris Dagnall: The 24 year old striker from Liverpool started his career at Tranmere Rovers where he scored 7 times in 39 appearances. In 2006 he initially joined Rochdale on loan scoring 3 in 21 games, he later signed for Rochdale for a fee of £15,000. Dagnall went on to make 135 appearances for Rochdale netting 51 times. This summer he left Rochdale on a free opting to sign for Championship side Scunthorpe United. This year is a big year for Dagnall and a test to see whether or not he can cut it at a higher level.

Rob Jones : The strong centre back joined Scunthorpe from Hibernian for a club record transfer of £700,000. Measuring in at a formidable 6ft7 the former Hibernian captain had a successful first season at Scunthorpe and took to the Championship well having previously plied his trade in Scotland and the English lower leagues.

Last Five Fixtures

Loss: 0-1 v Norwich (h)
Win: 2-1 v Oldham (h)
Win: 2-1 v Reading (a)
Win: 1-1 (Won on Pens) v Grimsby (h)
Win: 2-0 v Huddersfield (h)

Last Five Fixtures v QPR

QPR 0-1 Scunthorpe United on 30 Jan 10
Scunthorpe United 0-1 QPR on 29 Aug 09
QPR 3-1 Scunthorpe United on 15 Mar 08
Scunthorpe United 2-2 QPR on 8 Dec 07
QPR 5-1 Scunthorpe United on 8 Apr 67

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