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QPR V WIGAN ATHLETIC PREVIEW

PUBLISHED

20:03 24th March 2014

by Stewart Frodsham

4th and 5th go head to head at Loftus Road on Tuesday night

Queens Park Rangers v Wigan Athletic
Sky Bet Championship
Tuesday 25 march, kick off 7.45pm
Loftus Road

Match Tickets

Tickets for the game will continue to be available from the DW Stadium ticket office until 11 am on Tuesday morning, to book tickets up until this time visit the ticket office or call 0871 66 33 552*.  Tickets will also be available from Loftus Road on the night.  [Click here] for ticket pricing information

Match Coverage

There will be full match commentary on Latics Player from 7pm.  If you're not already a Latics Player subscriber, you can get full and instant access to the service by [clicking here].  You can also watch video highlights and see video interview with all the key people.

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Match Preview

It’s 4th versus 5th in the Sky Bet Championship at Loftus Road as Latics meet Queens Park Rangers in a game that could take Uwe Rosler’s side to within a point of the Rs with just nine game of the season remaining.

Latics’ form over the last 10 games is second to none having taken 25 pts with eight wins, one draw and just one defeat.  QPR sit 14 places below Latics in terms of the last 10 games with three wins, two draws and five defeats.

Latics boss Uwe Rosler today revealed that Shaun Maloney and Gary Caldwell have travelled with the team to their London base camp ahead of the game, a timely boost given the current injury situation and number of minor knocks being carried by those who continue to put their hand up for selection.

Leon Barnett and Roger Espinoza are recovering from a hamstring and hernia injuries respectively while Ben Watson and Chris McCann remain on the long term injured list.

For the hosts centre-half Richard Dunne is back after suspension.  Danny Simpson is also in contention after spending two months on the sidelines with a back problem

The Stats

Latics have lost only two of their last 23 games in all competitions, against Doncaster and Huddersfield in the Championship a won all of their previous six away games in all competitions.

QPR have kept 16 clean sheets in the league so far this season - only Brighton have kept more in the Championship.

Head to Head

The most common outcome between Latics and QPR has been the draw with six stalemates, including the last meeting at the DW Stadium earlier in the season, in their previous 11 meetings.  Wigan Athletic have won twice (one home and one away) while QPR have the three wins.  [Click here] for our full head to head run down.

Form Guide

Wigan Athletic (P6, W5, D1, L0)

22 Mar 2014 – Championship – Watford (H) – W2-1
18 Mar 2014 – Championship – Yeovil (H) – D3-3
15 Mar 2014 – Championship – Ipswich (A) – W1-3
12 Mar 2014 – Championship – Sheff Wed (H) – W1-0
09 Mar 2014 – FA Cup R6 – Man City (A) – W1-2
01 Mar 2014 – Championship – Nottm Forest (A) – W1-4

Queens Park Rangers (P6, W3, D1, L2)

22 Mar 2014 – Championship – Middlebro’ (A) – W1-3
18 Mar 2014 – Championship – Sheff Wed (A) – L3-0
15 Mar 2014 – Championship – Yeovil (H) – W3-0
11 Mar 2014 – Championship – Brighton (A) – L2-0
08 Mar 2014 – Championship – Birmingham (A) – W0-2
01 Mar 2014 – Championship – Leeds (H) – D1-1

Last league Line Ups

QPR (v Middlesbro’ (A) W1-3): R Green, C Hill, A Hughes, N Onuoha, Yun Suk-Young, Y Benayoun (G O'Neil yellow card, 76), J Barton yellow card, N Kranjcar yellow card (D Hoilett, 61), T Carroll yellow card, R Morrison yellow card, W Keane (B Zamora, 64).
Subs not used: D Simpson, C Donaldson, B Murphy, M Petrasso.

Wigan Athletic (v Watford (H) W2-1): A Al Habsi, I Ramis, J Perch, E Boyce, J Beausejour, J Gomez, J McArthur, R Kiernan (T Rogne, 79), M Fortune, M Waghorn yellow card (J Collison, 61), J McClean (N Powell, 69).
Subs not used: N Maynard, C McManaman, R Tunnicliffe, S Carson.

Match Officials

Referee - Simon Hooper
Assistant Referee 1 - Stephen Finch
Assistant Referee 2 - Ian Rathbone
Fourth Official - Andy Davies
Assessor - Kelvin Morton

The Other games

Bournemouth v Leeds
Burnley v Doncaster
Huddersfield v Middlesbrough
Ipswich v Derby
Leicester v Yeovil
Millwall v Birmingham
Nottm Forest v Charlton
Sheff Weds v Brighton
Watford v Blackburn
Bolton v Blackpool
Reading v Barnsley

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