Ahead of Nottingham Forest's opening league game of the season at Queens Park Rangers, we take a closer look at the men from West London and the stats involving the two clubs...
With thanks to Trevor Simmons (@tvtrevstats) for his help compiling the stats and facts.
Queens Park Rangers Football Club
Stadium: Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium (capacity 18,439)
Manager: Mark Warburton (since May 2019)
Nickname: The R's
Forest fact zone
The Reds finished seventh last season, their best finish in nine years and finished above local rivals Derby County for the first time in seven years.
Under the management of Sabri Lamouchi, Forest lost just four of their 23 away league games last season.
Lyle Taylor joined Forest last month after his Charlton contract expired. The 30-year-old striker scored 36 goals in 67 games during two years at The Valley, including 11 in 22 Championship games last season.
Barnsley (A) - Carabao Cup first round - Lost 1-0
QPR fact zone
Rangers were fifth-top scorers in the Championship last season with 67 goals but kept the fewest clean sheets in the division (six).
Rangers conceded 76 goals last season, their worst season defensively since 1968-69. Only Hull City and Luton Town conceded more.
The club’s top three scorers last season are no longer with club – Nahki Wells joined Bristol City in January, Jordan Hugill returned to parent club West Ham at end of the season and Eberechi Eze moved to Crystal Palace for £20million.
Last five seasons
2019-20 - 13th (Championship)
2018-19 - 19th (Championship)
2017-18 - 16th (Championship)
2016-17 - 18th (Championship)
2015-16 - 12th (Championship)
Plymouth Argyle (A) - Carabao Cup first round - Lost 3-2
George Thomas - Leicester - Free
Luke Amos - Tottenham - Undisclosed
Lyndon Dykes - Livingston - £2million
Rob Dickie - Oxford - £1.5million
Tom Carroll - Swansea - Free
Grant Hall - Middlesbrough - Free
Giles Phillips - Wycombe - Free
Eberechi Eze - Crystal Palace - £20million
Dillon Barnes - Hibernian - Season-long loan
Released: Marc Pugh, Angel Rangel, Toni Leistner
There are plenty of links between the two clubs...
A number of players have represented both clubs over the past 20 years, most notably…
Nottingham-born Jermaine Jenas made his Forest debut as a 17-year-old in an FA Cup game against Wolves in January 2001, alongside the likes of Chris Bart-Williams, Marlon Harewood and Andy Reid. After making just 33 first-team appearances for Forest, he joined Newcastle for £5million in February 2002. He returned to The City Ground 10 years later, playing seven games on loan from Tottenham. Jenas ended his playing career with QPR, making 40 appearances before retiring in June 2014 after failing to recover from a knee ligament injury.
Gary Waddock paid £500,000 for Blackstock when he joined QPR from Southampton in August 2006. He scored 32 goals in 117 games for QPR and was their top scorer in 2006-07 and 2008-09. Billy Davies took Blackstock on loan to Forest towards the end of the 2008-09 season, before paying £1.6million for him in July that year. Blackstock cored 13 goals in his first season with Forest – only Robert Earnshaw scored more. He went on to score 44 goals in 187 games for Forest before being released in 2016.
Other players to play for both clubs include Junior Agogo, Lee Camp, Danny Cullip, John Curtis, Shaun Derry, Luke Freeman, Clint Hill, Todd Kane, Paul Konchesky, Joel Lynch, Federico Macheda, Jamie Mackie, Michael Mancienne, Ishmael Miller, Gino Padula, James Perch, Jack Robinson, Armand Traore and Ben Watson.