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Queens Park Rangers vs Preston North End Match Preview

17 January 2019

Preston North End make their first trip to London this season on Saturday, facing up against Steve McClaren’s Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

Ticket News

Ticket Information: Queens Park Rangers

17 January 2019
The side’s meet for the second time this season, with a lot of water under the bridge since the first clash, at Deepdale, on the opening day of the season in August, when – like last season’s trip to Shepherd’s Bush – the game was settled by an Alan Browne header.
 
Since the early campaign encounter QPR have made a number of experienced additions to their side and picked up some excellent results – in fact, prior to last weekend’s trip to face Sheffield United at Bramall Lane – they had gone six games unbeaten, so it will be a test for Alex Neil’s men.
 
However, following a battling point against Swansea City last weekend, they will be looking for three points on the road, with the manager hoping to have more members of his squad back available.
 
Ticket Information
With over 1,100 tickets already sold, a bumper away following will be heading to the capital to support the Lilywhites this weekend…
 
 
 
Ref Watch
This weekend, one of the most experienced Championship officials, Andy Madley, will take charge of North End’s game against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road…
 
 
Memorable Match
An in-form Preston North End side, with Play-Off aspirations, travelled to Loftus Road to take on Queens Park Rangers, who had lost their last three games, in November 2005…
 
 
Team News
Manager Alex Neil goes from feast to famine at one end of the pitch and vice versa at the other after last weekend’s game…
 
 
Match Coverage
If you can’t make the trip to Loftus Road this weekend, don’t worry, we have you covered with every minute of action available through our media channels…
 
 
Opposition View
Queens Park Rangers boss Steve McLaren knows that their weekend fixture against PNE will not be straightforward and is expecting North End to prove difficult opposition on Saturday afternoon...
 
 
Alex Neil’s Thoughts
PNE manager Alex Neil will be hoping that his side can secure their first victory of 2019 as they travel to Loftus Road this weekend to take on Queens Park Rangers…
 
 
Declan Rudd Preview
Goalkeeper Declan Rudd believes that North End have the perfect opportunity to capitalise on having players returning to the first team set-up and begin putting a good run of results together, starting with Saturday’s fixture against Queens Park Rangers…
 

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Match Reports

Queens Park Rangers 1 Preston North End 4

19 January 2019

Preston North End put on a stellar performance at Loftus Road to blow away Queens Park Rangers, with three players getting their first goals for the club.

A stunner from Jayden Stockley put them one up before half-time, before Jordan Storey and Alan Browne’s ninth of the season put them three ahead.
 
Substitute Matt Smith pulled one back for Steve McClaren’s Rangers, only for Brad Potts to drill home in the closing stages to put the icing on cake on a stunning afternoon in the capital, their third in a row at Loftus Road for the first time.
 
Manager Alex Neil made four changes to the side that had drawn with Swansea City the previous week, Sean Maguire, Darnell Fisher, Paul Gallagher coming in from the bench, whilst Ben Davies returned from injury at the heart of the defence, Tom Clarke – ruled out with injury – Huntington, Barkhuizen and Daniel Johnson dropping out.
 
With the changes, also came a formation alteration as well, with a 4-1-4-1 seeing the home side somewhat perplexed in the opening minutes, with the Lilywhites on top.
 
Five minutes in, a ball from the right touchline by skipper Gallagher seemed destined for Stockley, making a storming run into the six-yard box, but opposition captain Toni Leistner timed his slide well, cutting out the ball on the right-hand edge of the six-yard box with Stockley waiting.
 
But in the 14th minute a flurry of activity eventually saw the opening goal. Firstly, Maguire played a ball over the top for Alan Browne in left hand channel; his first-time half volley from 20 yards flashed over Rangers keeper Joe Lumley, but inches over the left corner of the bar.
But within seconds the Lilywhites were ahead. From the resulting goal kick by Lumley, Josh Scowen received the ball on the edge of the box, which was nicked away by Browne and Stockley curled a beautiful shot into the top right-hand corner from 18 yards out in a left hand channel with his right foot, for his first PNE goal since his move from Exeter City.
Six minutes before the interval Gallagher sent Potts down the right, his pull back was blocked by Leistner, but only to Maguire, who curled a shot from the edge of the ‘D’ just wide of the right-hand upright.
 
Declan Rudd was called into action seven minutes after the break, a superb one-handed save down to his left to push a first time shot from Nahki Wells around the post, after a flick on from half-time substitute Smith. From the resulting corner Darnell Furlong’s header came off the top of the bar.
 
And if one first of the day wasn’t enough, on 68 minutes Storey grabbed his first goal in PNE colours too - the two former Grecians making it 2-0.
 
Gallagher had drawn a free kick from Scowen on the right, and the North End No.12 whipped a superb ball into the box, flicked on by Storey's defensive partner Davies, for the No.14 at the back post to slam the ball into the top corner, giving Lumley no chance.
 
Potts and substitute Lukas Nmecha – on for Stockley – combined to force a brilliant save from Lumley, but it was only a precursor to the third goal.
A corner from the left, in front of a boisterous PNE following, was swung in to the near post to where Storey turned provider, with a flick through to the back post, to where Browne timed his run perfectly to bury the ball from close range with a header, eight minutes from time.
This was the Irishman's ninth goal of a productive season so far, but his first away from Deepdale.
 
Smith pulled a goal back just two minutes later, on 84, when he rose highest in the box to reach a cross from Jake Bidwell and head down and then past the outstretched arm of Rudd into the right-hand corner of the goal to narrow the score to 3-1.
 
But the margin was again three on 87 minutes - as PNE scored four away from home in the league for the first time since February 2015 - and this time Potts grabbed his first PNE goal.
 
Tom Barkhuizen, who had replaced Maguire, played the ball through to Nmecha, who raced in, stinging the gloves of Lumley, who could not keep hold of the vicious effort, the ball coming out to the onrushing Potts, who drilled it past the R's No.1, off the inside of the left-hand post and into the net to make it 4-1, which the score remained as the side saw the game out comfortably.
 
QPR line-up: Lumley, Furlong, Bidwell, Freeman, Cousins (Smith, 46), Eze (Smyth, 84), Scowen, Wszolek (Osayi-Samuel, 76), Wells, Lynch, Leistner (c). Subs not used: Ingram, Hall, Manning, Oteh.
 
PNE line-up: Rudd, Fisher, Hughes, Pearson, Storey, Davies, Potts, Gallagher (c), Stockley (Nmecha, 77), Browne, Maguire (Barkhuizen, 68). Subs not used: Ripley, Johnson, Woods, Ledson, Huntington.
 
Attendance: 13,736 (1,272 PNE fans)
 
Referee: Mr A Madley

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Ticket News

Ticket Information: Queens Park Rangers

17 January 2019

With over 1,000 tickets already sold, a bumper away following will be heading to the capital to support the Lilywhites this weekend.

First Team News

Ref Watch: Queens Park Rangers

17 January 2019
Alex Neil's men face Queens Park Rangers in the EFL Championship and tickets remain on general sale, available online at www.mypne.com, by calling 0344 856 1966 or in person from the ticket office.
 
PNE have been given an allocation of 1,859 tickets for this game in the upper tier of the School End, with prices as follows:
Gold: Adults £33, seniors (aged 60 and over) and 18 to 21-year-olds £23, U18s £16.
Gold (Restricted view): Adults £31, seniors (aged 60 and over) and 18 to 21-year-olds £22, U18s £15.
Silver: Sold out.
Silver (Restricted view): Adults £26, seniors (aged 60 and over) and 18 to 21-year-olds £18, U18s £12, U8s Free*.
 
*Children aged under eight are free but must be accompanied by an adult. Please be aware these are only available prior to the day of the game.
 
Supporters purchasing 18 to 21-year-old tickets will be required to show proof of age at the turnstiles.
Please be aware that no restricted view seats will be on sale until all standard/restricted sightline tickets have been sold from the gold.
First Team News

Memorable Match: Queens Park Rangers

17 January 2019
Some tickets state 'restricted sight line', this means you may not be able to see the goal line, these remain the standard price. Restricted view means there is a stanchion in view of one of the goals – these are reduced in price as above.
 
There are five pairs of tickets for wheelchair disabled supporters, which are priced at £19 with a carer ticket free of charge. These tickets are situated in the lower tier of the stand, not with the main allocation of away supporters.
 
There are also tickets available for ambulant disabled supporters, also priced at £19 with the carer ticket free of charge. Supporters purchasing these tickets should be aware that the upper tier has no lift access and there is no availability to relocate on the day of the game.
Coach travel is also available and is priced at £25 for all. Coaches will depart Deepdale and Leyland at 8.30am. Coach travel can be purchased from the ticket office or online at www.mypne.com.
First Team News

Match Coverage: Queens Park Rangers

17 January 2019
Queens Park Rangers have confirmed that they will be selling on the day to North End supporters. It will be cash turnstiles from the School Upper and there is a £5 matchday price increase on all tickets.
 
Supporters can collect tickets from the collection kiosk at the front of the stadium near the superstore.
 
The R's will be selling the tickets that we return on the day. Currently, there are limited gold standard and gold restricted sightline seats available now so it would be advisable for fans to book as early as possible, as there may only be restricted view tickets available for on the day sales.
 
Tickets will remain on sale until 1pm on Friday 18th January via MyPNE.Com and until 4pm in person at Deepdale or over the phone on 0344 856 1966.

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