Date: 14th August 2012 at 3:04pm
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Vital QPR takes a look at this Saturday’s opponents Swansea City

Facts & Figures


Founded: 1912

Nickname: The Jacks

Ground: Liberty Stadium (20,532)

Manager : Michael Laudrup

Selected Honours



Football League Third Division Champions: 2007-08
Football League Second Division Play-Off Winners: 2010-11

Club Records



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

Squad


Goalkeepers:

Michel Vorm
David Cornell
Gerhard Tremmel

Defenders:

Neil Taylor
Chico
Alan Tate
Ashley Williams
Garry Monk
Federico Bessone
Angel Rangel
Darnel Situ
Curtis Obeng
Ben Davies
Daniel Alfei
Scott Tancock

Midfielders:

Leon Britton
Andrea Orlandi
Michu
Scott Sinclair
Nathan Dyer
Wayne Routledge
Stephen Dobbie
Jonathan de Guzman
Kemy Agustien
Mark Gower
Ashley Richards

Strikers:

Danny Graham
Leroy Lita
Itay Shechter
Luke Moore

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

 

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