Hull City

Scouting Report: Queens Park Rangers

18 October 2019
A closer look at our next opponents – Queens Park Rangers – ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash at the KCOM Stadium.

Here’s all you need to know about Mark Warburton’s side…

Team News
Luke Amos, Grant Hall and Matt Smith have been passed fit for the trip to the KCOM Stadium this weekend. Amos and Grant were sidelined prior to the international break but have trained fully this week and are available for Saturday’s game, as is on-loan Manchester City midfielder Smith, who missed the recent win against Blackburn because of a mouth abscess.

Manager
Mark Warburton
Age: 57
Previous Clubs Managed: Brentford, Rangers, Nottingham Forest

Career High-Point
Leading Brentford from League One to promotion to the Championship in the 2013/14 season and finishing the following season with the club’s best second-tier placing for 80 years.

Managerial Record At Queens Park Rangers
Games 13 Won 6 Drawn 2 Lost 5

Mark Warburton’s Record Against Hull City
Games 1 Won 1 Drawn 0 Lost 0

Form Guide
Queens Park Rangers have made a solid start to life under Mark Warburton. After picking up just one win their opening four league fixtures, the R’s have won five of their last seven. A run of four straight wins over Wigan Athletic, Sheffield Wednesday, Luton Town and Millwall was ended by back-to-back defeats at the hands of West Brom and Cardiff City, but the West London side bounced back with a 4-2 victory over Blackburn Rovers print to the International break.

Key Player…
Jordan Hugill played just 22 minutes of Premier League football at West Ham United but he can’t stop scoring in the Championship in Queens Park Rangers shirt. The on-loan striker has bagged an impressive six goals in just 11 appearances – all of which have come in the second tier of English football. Five of those came in the opening six games of the campaign, with his effort in QPR’s 4-2 win against Blackburn Rovers before the international break ending a four-game spell without a goal.

One To Watch…
Blessed with quick feet and great skill, Eberechi Eze has started all Queens Park Rangers’ league fixtures so far this season, scoring four goals while also grabbing two assists. The attacking midfielder has also successfully completed more dribbles (29) than any other player in the Championship.

What They’re Saying…

“I can’t speak highly enough of the players in terms of how they have adapted. Whenever a new manager comes in it is a time of uncertainty and instability. Suddenly they see 14 or 15 players coming in, people who are their good friends and mates depart the club, and they have dealt with all of that so well. They work so hard and that is why I can’t speak highly enough for the way they have adapted, the camaraderie and the way they come in to work every day intent on getting better. All credit to them.”
Mark Warburton

“We’ve got a very good squad this year and I imagine things we’ll continue that way where I’ll be in and then may be on the bench. Everyone has to fight for their place and if I’m in the team then I’ll be doing everything I can to stay in it. It’s friendly competition and there is no one in that dressing room who has a big ego. Everyone gets along with everyone in there, which is only good for morale and that will also only help us all to improve.”
Josh Scowen

Last Five Meetings…
16 March 2019 // Hull City 2-2 QPR // Championship
1 December 2018 // QPR 2-3 Hull City // Championship
7 April 2018 // Hull City 4-0 QPR // Championship
19 August 2017 // QPR 2-1 Hull City // Championship
1 January 2016 // QPR 1-2 Hull City // Championship

Previous Clash…

Jarrod Bowen broke a 60-year-old club scoring record with both Hull City goals – but their play-off hopes were blunted by a late QPR comeback.

The winger’s first-half double took him past 20 for the season and means he has now scored in eight consecutive home games, breaking a record set by Bill Bradbury in the 1958-59 season.

Leading 2-0 at half-time, Hull looked well set for three points, but Josh Scowen pulled a goal back when his cross drifted in at the far post.

And Rangers substitute Tomer Hemed secured a valuable point for the struggling visitors, scrambling in the equaliser from Scowen’s cross seven minutes from time.

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