Hull had been training indoors such is the bad weather in East Yorkshire, hopefully with this cold but no snow spell the pitch at Loftus Road will be ready. But a well earned rest is needed and welcome for the upcoming games.
Watford at the moment are just outside the play-offs, poised to make a big surge over the Christmas period.
They couldn’t have timed it better with a mystery buyer apparently looking at the books with a possibility of a takeover, the fact they haven’t lost for a while, with two draws (one against an in form Reading FC) and of course a great last minute win over a mixed Leicester performance.
Watford were 2- 0 up after 25 minutes but a spirited Leicester drew it back level before Danny Graham headed the Watford winner.
They are the kind of dig deep, play to the whistle kind of team that QPR will love to play. The Hoops skill, hard work and flair against a gritty no hold barred team.
Mr Warnock will have done his homework and I’m intrigued as to what his team selection will be, the next two games after Friday are against Leeds and Swansea. Both hard-nosed teams who are in the play-off position looking to steal points off the unbeaten QPR, with the hoops sitting four points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand over all the top seven teams it seems to be a big thing being the first to take points off the Championships in form leaders.
Watford being a London team want this more than most, scalping the Hoops is the spur they need but they will have to be on their very best.
QPR have only let four goals in at home this season, the defence looks double tight, I love the way Mr Warnock has got the midfield tracking back to ensure Paddy Kenny doesn’t get too much testing whilst maintaining pressure on the opposition.
The Hoops’ fans have been extra noisy and supportive; this will have a big effect on any team coming to Loftus road this season. They have proved that fans are definitely the extra man, seemingly helping their team dig out some very important results in the latter stages of some games already.
I am unaware of any long-term injuries in the squad so QPR have a good chance to put themselves further clear in this three game test, but it won’t be easy.
For those of you not able to get to Loftus road on Friday, BBC TWO have kindly put the match on live. Hooray!
Prepare to be entertained, fingers crossed Hoops fans!
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