A Look At Saturday's Programme
Sat comfortably inside the top six, QPR’s target will certainly be promotion, but they need to gain ten points on Burnley if they’re to do it automatically.
Indifferent form since the turn of the year means Harry Redknapp’s side are likely to need play-off success to avoid a second successive season at this level.
With a squad full of talent, the likes of Richard Dunne and Clint Hill add the experience at the back, allowing Ravel Morrison and Niko Kranjcar to offer plenty going forward.
They’re going into Saturday’s game on the back of two victories, but The Rs have been susceptible to some poor results like the one against Sheffield Wednesday last week.
QPR were a little fortunate to leave Bloomfield Road victorious in December, and many of their star performers from day will be missing when they host The Seasiders on Saturday.
How they’re getting on…
The Londoners have won their last two matches, so have regained some form. After winning at Middlesbrough on Saturday, they then ended Wigan’s 10-match unbeaten run at Loftus Road.
A run of five matches without a win, which extended into March, may prove costly in the long run, but their form has picked up since, with four wins coming from the last six games.
Man in charge…
Redknapp took over last season, and was handed the challenge of keeping QPR in the Premier League.
Unfortunately for the former Tottenham boss survival wasn’t achieved, and he returned to The Championship for the first time since 2005 as a manager.
Scoring the goals…
Injury has cut Charlie Austin’s season short, meaning he won’t be adding to his 15 goals, which sees him top of the QPR charts.
The next top scorer behind the former-Burnley striker is loanee Morrison, who has five goals to him name, and Matt Phillips is third with three goals.
On home soil…
The Rs have lost just twice at home all campaign, against Reading in February and Leicester in December.
On home soil they’ve beaten Wigan and Yeovil recently, two of 13 Loftus Road victories this season.