Date: 19th October 2010 at 12:41pm
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Vital QPR takes a look at Tuesday`s opponents Swansea City

Facts & Figures

Founded: 1912 (as Swansea Town)

Nickname: The Swans/The Jacks

Ground: Liberty Stadium (20,532)

Manager : Brendan Rodgers

Selected Honours

Football League One – Champions: 2008
Football League Third Division (South) – Champions: 1925, 1949
Football League Division Three – Champions: 2000

Football League Trophy – Winners: 1994, 2006

Football Association Cup – Semi Finalists: 1926, 1964

Club Records

Record Attendance: 32,786 v Arsenal , at Vetch Field (FA Cup 5th Round, 1968)

Record victory: 8-0 v Hartlepool (Fourth Division, 1978)

Record defeat: 1-8 v Fulham (Second Division, 1938)

Record Buy: £800,000 – Craig Beattie from West Bromwich Albion

Record Sale: £2,000,000 – Jason Scotland to Wigan Athletic

Record Appearances: Roger Freestone – 699 – 1989-2004

Record Goals: Ivor Allchurch – 146 – 1950-58 & 1965-68


1. Dorus De Vries
13. David Cornell
25. Yves Ma-Kalambay

2. Ashley Williams
3. Neil Taylor
5. Alan Tate
16. Gary Monk
17. Albert Serran
22. Angel Rangel
34. Joe Walsh
35. Daniel Alfei
38. Jamie Grimes
(On loan to F. Green)

6. Ferrie Bodde
7. David Cotterill
8. Darren Pratley
10. Andrea Orlandi
11. Cedric Van Der Gun
12. Nathan Dyer
15. Jordi Lopez
20. Shaun McDonald
(On loan to Yeovil)
21. Scott Sinclair
23. Scott Donnelly
24. Joe Allen
26. Kemy Agustien
27. Mark Gower
28. Thomas Butler
29. Ashley Richards
31. Lee Lucas

9. Craig Beattie
14. Stephen Dobbie
18. Gorka Pintado
19. Frank Nouble
(On loan from West Ham)
36. Casey Thomas
42, Shefki Kuqi
(On loan to Derby)

Key Players

Scott Sinclair : With devastating pace and an eye for a goal, the adventurous attacker is an enthralling player to watch. So far Sinclair has scored 8 goals for Swansea and is one of the form players in the division. Sinclair began his career at Bristol Rovers making his debut at the tender age of 15. In 2005 Chelsea signed the youngster for a tribunal fixed compensation fee of £200,000. Limited first team opportunities meant he had to go out on loan to get a game. Incredibly 21 year-old Sinclair has played for 6 clubs on loan including our very own QPR. This summer Sinclair joined the Swans for a fee believed to be around the £500,000 mark.

Darren Pratley : A box-to box midfielder with a great engine, Pratley began his career at Fulham. After a season on loan at Brentford, Pratley joined the Swans in 2006 for a fee of £100,000. Since then Pratley has become a stalwart for Swansea racking up over 150 appearances and has been integral to their success in recent years. This summer Pratley was subject to much speculation over a potential move to Nottingham Forest but the Swans rejected The Reds advances for the impressive midfielder.

Last Five Fixtures

Win: 1-0 v Reading (a)
Draw: 0-0 v Derby (h)
Win: 3-2 v Watford (a)
Loss: 1-3 v Notts Forest (a)
Win: 3-1 v Peterborough (a)

Last Five Fixtures v QPR

QPR 1-1 Swansea City on 20th March 10
Swansea City 2-0 QPR on 3rd Oct 09
QPR 1-0 Swansea City on 17th March 09
Swansea City 0-0 QPR on 21st Oct 08
QPR 3-0 Swansea City on 24th Aug 04


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