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In Focus: QPR

31 March 2018

Norwich City take on Queens Park Rangers in the Sky Bet Championship at Loftus Road on Easter Monday (3pm).

Here’s our guide to what City can expect when they face Ian Holloway's side.

Key players
Luke Freeman has 11 assists to his name this season, the third most in the league.

The midfielder’s delivery from set-pieces has been key to the R’s attack with 6ft6 striker Matt Smith an obvious threat.

Freeman joined the Hoops last January from Bristol City where he made over 100 appearances.

Massimo Luongo has hit the goal-trail in recent weeks, including against Fulham at Craven Cottage as QPR came from two down to earn a draw.

Fresh from his international debut, Paul Smyth will be looking to build on his goal for Northern Ireland last week.

The 20-year-old forward has the ability to go past defenders and his pace causes a real threat.

Form guide
Rangers' four-game unbeaten run came to an end on Good Friday when they were beaten 1-0 at Reading.

Prior to that, draws against Derby County and Fulham either side of wins over Sunderland and Aston Villa had moved the London outfit into midtable.

Following Friday's round of fixtures, QPR sit 15th in the Sky Bet Championship - one place below City - with seven games remaining.

Previous meeting
The Canaries registered their first win of the season in the reverse fixture back in August.
Nelson Oliveira slotted the ball past Alex Smithies early in the second half to give City the lead.

Harrison Reed secured the victory with a strike from 25 yards ten minutes from time, registering the first senior goal of his career in the process.

Squad List
Goalkeepers: Alex Smithies, Matt Ingram.

Defenders: Darnell Furlong, Jake Bidwell, Grant Hall, Nedum Onuoha, Joel Lynch, Jack Robinson, Alex Baptiste, Niko Hamalainen.

Midfielders: Luke Freeman, Jordan Cousins, Josh Scowen, Ryan Manning, Massimo Luongo, Pawel Wszolek, Bright Osayi-Samuel, David Wheeler.

Forwards: Conor Washington, Jamie Mackie, Matt Smith, Eberechi Eze, Ilias Chair, Paul Smyth, Aramide Oteh, Idrissa Sylla.

Check out Coral's odds for Monday's game HERE

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