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Match pack: QPR (A)

11 September 2015

Get all the news ahead of Nottingham Forest's Sky Bet Championship trip to Queens Park Rangers on Saturday (kick-off 12.30pm).

Pre-match brief

Nottingham Forest make the journey to West London this weekend for their televised game against Queens Park Rangers as they aim for a first league victory at Loftus Road since a 1-0 win there in January 1998.

Chris Ramsey has rejuvenated Rangers over the summer with a number of shrewd signings and the Londoners have started the campaign in solid fashion with ten points from their first five games of the league season.

Forest boss Dougie Freedman could give debuts to any of his four transfer deadline day signings and knows his side will need to start September positively after only leaving August with one league victory under their belts.

Team news

Nottingham Forest loan signings Chris O'Grady, Ryan Mendes and Nelson Oliveira are all available to feature at Loftus Road if selected but Jonny Williams is not expected to feature as he continues to improve his fitness.

Jamie Ward is still a doubt with a hamstring injury he sustained before the international break but Dexter Blackstock and Ben Osborn are expected to be included in the squad after recovering from their recent knocks.

Former Forest and current QPR man Jamie Mackie looks likely to miss this weekend's game with a groin injury but Yun Suk-Young could return to the squad after making a full recovery from a recent knee problem.

Rangers boss Chris Ramsey could give debuts to deadline-day signings Gabrielle Angella and Daniel Tozser while much-coveted striker Charlie Austin could start in attack after the club kept hold of him during the transfer window.

Last time out

Nottingham Forest were beaten 2-1 by Cardiff City at The City Ground in their last league outing as goals from Kenwyne Jones and Joe Mason were enough to earn the visitors three points despite Michail Antonio's late strike.

Forest: De Vries, Lichaj, Mills (c) Hobbs, Pinillos, Mancienne, C Burke (Blackstock 59'), Ebecilio (Osborn 46'), Vaughan, Antonio, Walker (McDonagh 80')


Chris Ramsey's QPR side made it three wins on the bounce with a 1-0 victory at Huddersfield Town last time out thanks to Tjaronn Chery's 83rd-minute goal and rose to fourth in the Sky Bet Championship in the process.

QPR: Green, Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky, Doughty, Faurlin, Phillips, Luongo, Chery, Austin

Previous encounters

Nottingham Forest were beaten 5-2 by Queens Park Rangers on their last visit to Loftus Road in April 2014 as goals from Jamaal Lascelles and Matt Derbyshire were not enough to prevent a damaging defeat in the capital.

Back in February 2011 The Reds earned a well-deserved point on the same ground as a strike from David McGoldrick gave Forest a share of the spoils despite a 23rd-minute red card from Radi Majewski.


Are tickets available?

Tickets for Nottingham Forest's Sky Bet Championship trip to Queens Park Rangers are still available.

For details and a full list of prices, please click here.

What if I can't make the game?

Live audio commentary will be available on Forest Player HD, as well as live text commentary on www.nottinghamforest.co.uk and via @Official_NFFC on Twitter.

Forest Player HD will also have extended match highlights from 12pm on Sunday, as well as all the reaction from the Forest camp.

Fancy a flutter?

Nottingham Forest are the 3/1 outsiders to take all three points away from Loftus Road tomorrow with the draw priced at 5/2 and a victory for the home side being priced as the current favourite at 10/11.

Nelson Oliveira could make his Forest debut after completing his loan signing from Benfica on transfer deadline day and the striker is priced at 8/1 to score the first goal of the game or 11/4 to find the net at any time.

Dougie Freedman's men can be backed at 18/1 to come from behind to win in West London tomorrow while Reds supporters can back their team to be winning at half-time and full-time at 5/1.

For all the latest odds on tomorrow's game, please visit www.skybet.com/forest and make a prediction for QPR v Forest.

Around the grounds

All games to be played at 3pm on Saturday unless stated

Reading v Ipswich (Friday, kick-off 8pm)
Birmingham v Bristol City
Bolton v Wolves
Brighton v Hull
Burnley v Sheffield Wednesday
Cardiff v Huddersfield
Charlton v Rotherham
Leeds v Brentford
Middlesbrough v MK Dons
Preston v Derby
Fulham v Blackburn (Sunday, kick-off 12pm)

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