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Match preview: QPR (H)

4 November 2016

Nottingham Forest will be looking for an explosive result on Bonfire Night as Queens Park Rangers are the visitors to The City Ground on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

Nottingham Forest will be aiming to stop a run of three straight defeats when Queens Park Rangers visit The City Ground on Saturday.

The Reds put in a much improved performance at Reading last week, despite a 2-0 defeat, which showed promising signs following disappointing defeats away at Blackburn and at home to Cardiff. QPR have not been in the best form themselves, having lost the last two including a West London derby defeat at home to Brentford, and their manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will be aiming for a fourth away win of the season.

Philippe Montanier's men will be targeting all three points and a performance to match to lift the side away from the relegation spots and delight the watching crowd for the Kids for a Quid clash.

Thomas Lam and Hildeberto Pereira return to the squad having missed out last week through suspension, while Britt Assombalonga will be pushing for a starting berth having made an impression from the substitutes bench following injury. 

None of the seven players out injured are expected to return in time for Saturday's game, with a comeback for some after the international break more likely. 

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is expected to make changes to his side after a disappointing defeat against Brentford, although Jack Robinson is likely to feature again as he makes his return from a lengthy injury absence. Jake Bidwell and former Forest defender Joel Lynch remain sidelined through injury.

Nottingham Forest

Fulham (H) - Drew 1-1
Bristol City (A) - Lost 2-1
Birmingham City (H) - Won 3-1
Blackburn Rovers (A) - Lost 2-1
Cardiff City (H) - Lost 2-1
Reading (A) - Lost 2-0

Queens Park Rangers

Burton Albion (A) - Drew 1-1
Fulham (A) - Won 2-1
Reading (H) - Drew 1-1
Bristol City (H) - Won 1-0
Sheffield Wednesday (A) - Lost 1-0
Brentford (H) - Lost 2-0

Tjaronn Chery

Tjaronn Chery arrived at Loftus Road in 2015 and has taken time to adjust to English football, but he has found his feet this season as he has scored four goals and created five in all competitions, topping the club's charts.

The 28-year-old Dutch attacking midfielder, who joined from Eredivisie side FC Groningen, provides creativity in the Rangers' midfield, linking the defensive midfield to the forward line and will pose a threat for the Forest defence on Saturday.

Speaking after the defeat to Brentford, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink said: “They won deservedly, no question about it. Tonight is a massive step backwards for us. We were second-best and it hurts. 

“I am very disappointed for the fans. We did not do ourselves justice tonight and it’s a very painful night – a painful result and a painful performance to take. We need the reaction against Forest to get things right and to know that we can depend on each other to grind results out."

Tickets for Saturday's Kids for a Quid match are on general sale and are priced at the following (matchday prices in brackets):

Adults - £26 (£28) 
Seniors - £18 (£20) 
Under 18s - £14 (£14) 
Under 12s - £1 (£1) 

Family Area 

Adults - £21 (£23) 
Seniors - £16 (£18) 
Under 18s - £12 (£12) 
Under 12s - £1 (£1) 

Purchases can be made in-person at the ticket office, online at or by calling 0115 982 4388. 

Live audio commentary of the game will be available on Forest Player HD from 2pm while there will also be live text commentary available on the Forest Wall and on the club's Twitter page from 2.30pm. Forest Player HD will also have extended match highlights from 12pm on Sunday afternoon, as well as all the reaction from the Forest camp after the game.

To win:

Nottingham Forest - 5/4
Queens Park Rangers - 9/4
Draw - 23/10

To score first:

Britt Assombalonga - 4/1
Apostolos Vellios - 5/1
Idrissa Sylla - 6/1

Fixtures to be played at 3pm on Saturday unless otherwise stated.

Brentford v Fulham (Friday, kick-off 7.45pm)
Wolves v Derby (kick-off 12.30pm)
Aston Villa v Blackburn
Burton v Barnsley
Huddersfield v Birmingham
Newcastle v Cardiff
Norwich v Leeds
Rotherham v Preston
Sheffield Wednesday v Ipswich
Wigan v Reading
Bristol City v Brighton (kick-off 5.30pm)

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