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Preview: QPR v Bristol City

QPR v Bristol City
Sky Bet Championship
Loftus Road
Saturday, May 7th

Lee Johnson takes his side to the capital for Bristol City's last match of the season against QPR.

All you need to know about tomorrow's opponents.

QPR
QPR will finish the campaign in a mid-table position much to the disappointment of their supporters. The R’s were relegated from the Premier League and were tipped to at least challenge for a play-off position. Star striker Charlie Austin was sold to Southampton and his goals have proved difficult to replace with Tjaronn Chery the club’s top scorer with ten. The London club are on a four-match winless run going into the final game of the season. 

MANAGER
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink - Former Chelsea and Leeds United striker whose career in management started in Belgium. The Dutchman took over Royal Antwerp in 2013 with the aim of an immediate promotion. After their 8th place finish, Hasselbaink left the Belgian outfit. In November 2014, Hasselbaink took over from Gary Rowett at Burton Albion and led the Brewers to League One for the first time in their history. JFH left Burton top of League One and after taking the QPR job, has led the Loftus Road club to a mid-table position. 

STAR MAN
Tjaronn Chery - Dutch midfielder who started his career at FC Twente but after just one appearance and two loan spells moved on to FC Emmen. Following one year with Emmen, Chery transferred to ADO Den Haag where he netted ten times in two seasons before joining FC Groningen on an initial loan. Cherry scored 25 goals in his time with the Dutch club which earned him a deal with QPR in July 2015. The 27-year-old is club’s top scorer with ten goals. 

OFFICIALS
Jeremy Simpson is the man in the middle. He will be assisted by Neil Davies and Carl Brook. Nicholas Kinseley is the fourth official. 

TICKETS
The away end is sold out, but supporters can watch the game live at Bristol Sports Bar & Grill.

LAST TIME OUT
Bristol City 1-1 QPR - Aaron Wilbraham’s late goal salvaged a point for City over newly-appointed Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s QPR. The hosts missed a number chances in the first period before Junior Hoilett’s powerful low shot gave the visitors the lead in the second half. But Wilbraham earned a point as he converted Joe Bryan’s cross ten minutes from time. 

LAST SEASON
Premier League: 20th 
FA Cup: Third round (lost to Sheffield United)   
Capital One Cup: Second round (lost to Burton Albion) 

DID YOU KNOW?
In 2001, two avid QPR supporting brothers - the Wintons - bought two players out of their own pockets. They were Danny Shittu and Doudou Mbombo.


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