Vital QPR takes a look at this Saturday’s opponents Swansea City
Facts & Figures
Nickname: The Jacks
Ground: Liberty Stadium (20,532)
Manager : Michael Laudrup
Football League Third Division Champions: 2007-08
Football League Second Division Play-Off Winners: 2010-11
Record Attendance: 32,786 v Arsenal, FA Cup, 17th February 1968
Record Victory: 12-0 v Sliema Wanderers, 15th September 1982
Record Defeat: 0-8 v Liverpool, 9th January 1990
Record Buy: £3,500,000 to Watford for Danny Graham
Record Sale: £15,000,000 from Liverpool for Joe Allen
Record Appearances: 699 – Roger Freestone
Record Goals: 146 – Ivor Allchurch
Jonathan de Guzman
Five Reasons To Focus
Danny Graham: A powerful centre forward who more than paid back his £3.5 million transfer fee hitting 14 goals in all competitions last season.
Scott Sinclair: Reported target for Manchester City, Sinclair has been key to Swansea`s success over the last two seasons scoring an impressive 35 goals in 90 appearances from midfield.
Nathan Dyer: The diminutive winger won Player Of The Year during their promotion season to the Premier League and continued to impress in the top flight. His pace and trickery caused many defenders problems last season.
Michael Laudrup: New manager syndrome. Swansea were dealt a huge blow losing Brendan Rodgers to Liverpool this summer, who did a terrific job at the Liberty. Laudrup is an unknown quantity in England and could be a surprise success.
Michel Vorm: The agile Dutch International had a superb season last year and was the base to a very solid spine for Swansea. Vorm kept 13 clean sheets in 37 league appearances.
Last Five Fixtures v QPR
QPR 3-0 Swansea on 11 Apr 12
Swansea 1-1 QPR on 27 Dec 11
QPR 4-0 Swansea on 26 Dec 10
Swansea 0-0 QPR on 19 Oct 10
QPR 1-1 Swansea on 20 Mar 10