QPR v Blackburn: Match preview

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QPR v Blackburn
Loftus Road
Barclays Premier League
Saturday, October 15. Kick off: 15:00


Danny Gabbidon looks likely to miss out for QPR with a knee injury, while Kieron Dyer and Rob Hulse remain long-term absentees. Armand Traore is available again after serving a one-match suspension.

Michel Salgado has returned to full fitness for Blackburn following a hamstring injury.

David Dunn is also expected to be fit after missing the last three matches with a calf strain while defender Ryan Nelsen is approaching a comeback following knee surgery.

Warnock wants reaction


Queens Park Rangers manager Neil Warnock is hoping his players can atone for the 6-0 drubbing at the hands of Fulham last time out.

The Barclays Premier League new boys were clinically taken apart by Martin Jol's side to offer a stark reminder of the rigours of the top-flight.

But the international break has afforded the Hoops time contemplate what happened at Craven Cottage, and Warnock has been pleased with the response.

"[The players' reaction] has been good," he said.

"You are bound to be disappointed with a drubbing but it is one of those things.

Warnock also praised the support of the QPR faithful and hopes they continue to get behind the team against Blackburn on Saturday.


"I felt the QPR fans at Fulham last time out were absolutely fantastic," he added.

"They know how quickly we have got where we have got now and I think it is great for a manager to get that support.

"It would have been easy to slaughter me and the players in a local derby.

"It was almost like they thought 'okay, we've lost but let's look forward to the next game', which I thought was a great attitude."

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