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Posted Tuesday, August 13th 2019

Preview: QPR (Carabao Cup, A)

City head to the capital tonight to face QPR in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

In fact, it will be the first of two meetings in just four days, with the sides set to clash in the Sky Bet Championship at the weekend.

But the midweek encounter is all about the chance to stake a claim for silverware, with City looking to build on their impressive display against Birmingham City on Saturday.

As for QPR, they will be looking to go three games unbeaten in all competitions under the new management of Mark Warburton.

MATCH DETAILS

  • Date: Tuesday, August 13th
  • Kick-off: 7.45pm
  • Competition: Carabao Cup (first round)
  • Where: Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium
  • Officials: Andy Davies (referee), Geoffrey Russell (assistant referee), Daniel Leach (assistant referee), Matthew Lee (fourth official)

HEAD TO HEAD

BRISTOL CITY v QPR:
W: 30 (34%)
D: 25
L: 33

 

FORM - Last five games
Bristol City: DL
Birmingham City: DW

Weimann scored twice at Loftus Road in 2018

CLUB NEWS

  • Around 600 Robins supporters will be making the trip to Loftus Road, tickets remain available until 12pm on Tuesday from Ashton Gate though pay on the night will be available.
  • Loftus Road has been renamed the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, in memory of Academy prospect Kiyan Prince.
  • Team news: Niki Mäenpää is now training again and Marley Watkins continues his recovery from a thigh injury. Jay Dasilva is out for up to six weeks with a small tibia fracture.
Robins supporters at QPR last season

WORD FROM THE CAMP

Assistant Head Coach Jamie McAllister has been full of praise for the way City's new signings introduced themselves in Saturday's 1-1 draw away at Birmingham City. He now hopes City can push on, starting with tonight's Carabao Cup tie where he anticipates more new faces to make their mark.

MEMORABLE FIXTURE

QPR 0-3 Bristol City
Tuesday, August 21st 2018
Sky Bet Championship
Scorer: Taylor 41', Weimann 50', 90'
Att: 11,739

Matty Taylor and Andreas Weimann scored to secure City their first league win at Loftus Road for 41 years.

Quick goals either side of half time dealt the damage as Taylor drilled a low shot to give City the lead four minutes before the break.

The away side had soaked up some QPR pressure but soon took control of the fixture as they proved their ability to respond to last weekend’s defeat.

And Weimann doubled the advantage shortly after the interval, as he converted Niclas Eliasson’s superb cross. He then tapped in his fourth goal in a City shirt as he made the most of Josh Brownhill’s cross, to put to bed any doubt of an historic win.

The result confirmed City’s first three points of the 2018/19 season and their first league victory at QPR since 1977.

Bristol City: Mäenpää, Hunt, Pisano, Webster, Kelly, Brownhill, Weimann, Eliasson, Watkins (O'Dowda, 76'), Pack, Taylor (Eisa 90+1'). Subs not used: O'Leary, Dasilva, Moore, Walsh, Paterson.

AND FINALLY...

Tickets remain available for City's Carabao Cup clash against QPR.

Tickets can be collected from Ashton Gate until 12pm on matchday. Pay on the day is available at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

QPR v City: Ticket information

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