Sky Bet Championship Matchday Eleven: QPR v Barnsley

04 October 2013 10:18
Match Preview.

Team News

Everybody came through the 1-1 draw with Reading unscathed but manager David Flitcroft is likely to make changes against the Championship’s only unbeaten side. Chris O’Grady is set for a lone striker role with Jason Scotland dropping to the bench.

Jean-Yves Mvoto is sidelined with an ankle injury sustained last weekend and Luke Steele’s back injury is likely to see The Reds go without a substitute keeper for the fourth successive game.

Last time out - Barnsley Team:

Jack Butland

Scott Wiseman

Martin Cranie

Peter Ramage

David Perkins

Jacob Mellis

David Fox

Paddy McCourt

Chris O’Grady

Jason Scotland


Head To Head

Last Six QPR v Barnsley results:

12/4/11 Barnsley 0-1 QPR (Championship)

7/8/10 QPR 4-0 Barnsley (Championship)

24/4/10 Barnsley 0-1 QPR (Championship)

26/9/09 QPR 5-2 Barnsley (Championship)

28/2/09 Barnsley 2-1 QPR (Championship)

9/8/08 QPR 2-1 Barnsley (Championship)


Overall Record:

QPR Wins: 24

Barnsley Wins: 13

Draws: 10

QPR Goals: 79

Barnsley Goals: 70

At Loftus Road:

QPR Wins: 19

Barnsley Wins: 1

Draws: 4

QPR Goals: 55

Barnsley Goals: 25

First Met In League: QPR 2-2 Barnsley Saturday 11th September 1948.

Biggest Win: Barnsley 7-0 QPR Saturday 4th November 1950.

Biggest Defeat: QPR 4-0 Barnsley Tuesday 30th September 2003 & Saturday 7th August 2010.

Last Home Win: Barnsley (Daniel Bogdanovic 26, Anderson De Silva 43) 2-1 QPR (Damien Delaney 35) Saturday 28th February 2009.

Last Away Win: QPR 0-5 Barnsley Saturday 21st January 1950.

Last Home Draw: Barnsley 0-0 QPR Tuesday 26th February 2008.

Last Away Draw: QPR (Jermaine Darlington 21, Robert Steiner 37) 2-2 Barnsley (Geoff Thomas 11, Nicky Eaden 57) Saturday 27th November 1999.

Last Home Defeat: Barnsley 0-1 QPR (Adel Taarabt 1). Tuesday 12th April 2011.

Last Away Defeat: QPR (Heidar Helguson 41, Jamie Mackie 53, Adel Tarrabt 63, Fitz Hall 81) 4-0 Barnsley Saturday 7th August 2010.

Last Away Meeting:

Saturday 7th August 2010.

QPR 4                                  0 Barnsley

Helguson 41

Mackie 53

Tarrabt 63

Hall 81                                           



Paddy Kenny, Bradley Orr, Clint Hill, Fitz Hall, Kaspars Gorkss, Shaun Derry (Mikele Leigertwood 79), Adel Tarrabt (Josh Parker 77), Alejandro Faurlin, Hogan Ephraim, Heidar Helguson (Antonio German 83), Jamie Mackie.

Unused Subs: Radek Cerny, Matthew Connolly, Gary Borrowdale, Leon Clarke.

Manager: Neil Warnock.



Luke Steele, Bobby Hassell, Jay McEveley, Jason Shackell, Stephen Foster, Nathan Doyle, Goran Lovre (Jacob Butterfield 86), Martin Devaney (Ian Hume 46), Adam Hammill (Jeronimo 76), Hugo Colace, Andy Gray.

Unused Subs: David Preece, Luke Potter, Liam Dickinson, Michael Boulding.

Manager: Mark Robins.

Still at respective clubs:

QPR: 5 (Hill, Derry, Tarrabt, Faurlin, Ephraim)

 Barnsley: 2 (Steele, Hassell)


This Season:

Last six 2013-2014 results:


28/9/13 QPR 2-0 Middlesbrough (Championship)

21/9/13 Yeovil 0-1 QPR (Championship)

18/9/13 QPR 0-0 Brighton (Championship)

14/9/13 QPR 1-0 Birmingham (Championship)

31/8/13 Leeds 0-1 QPR (Championship)

27/8/13 QPR 0-2 Swindon (League Cup)

W: 4 D: 1 L: 1 F: 5 A: 2 GD: +3 Points: 13


1/10/13 Barnsley 1–1 Reading (Championship)

28/9/13 Leicester 2– 1 Barnsley (Championship)

21/9/13 Barnsley 1-5 Watford (Championship)

17/9/13 Bournemouth 1-0 Barnsley (Championship)

14/9/13 Nottingham Forest 3-2 Barnsley (Championship)

31/8/13 Barnsley 2–1 Huddersfield (Championship)

W: 1 D: 1 L: 4 F: 7 A: 13 GD: -6 Points: 4


Interesting Stats

Barnsley are aiming to do tomorrow what only ONE Barnsley team has ever managed before, win at Loftus Road.

That solitary victory came 63 years ago in only their second ever visit. They have gone on to lose 19 of the 22 since, including each of the last eight.

That victory was a 5-0 thumping under Angus Seed, one of only two occasions that QPR have lost 5-0 at Loftus Road, the other came only last season against Swansea.

The last time Barnsley returned from this corner of West London with anything was 14 years ago when Geoff Thomas and Nicky Eaden helped Dave Bassett’s side earn a 2-2 draw.

Rangers have won each of the last four meetings with Barnsley, home or away, scoring 11 goals in the process, including nine in the last two meetings at Loftus Road.

The R’s have also kept clean sheets in each of the last three duels.


Queens Park Rangers are unbeatable at present literally. The R’s are the only unbeaten side in the Championship and one of only three in the Football League (along with Leyton Orient and Preston)

They have also just set an amazing club record of seven consecutive league matches without conceding a goal.

The last Championship player to score against the R’s in 2013-2014 was James Vaughan in the 35th minute of a 1-1 draw at Huddersfield on the 10th August…. 685 minutes of league football ago!

Vaughan is also one of only two players to score against Rangers in the Championship this season- Sheffield Wednesday’s Atdhe Nuhiu being the other on the opening day.

Their tally of just two league goals conceded is the best in the Football League and means that tomorrow the Football League’s best defence will come up against it’s worst.


Ironically though Barnsley have actually scored more league goals than QPR (11 to 10) but The Reds have shipped in TWENTY since Rangers last conceded.

Barnsley have lost all their five games on the road this season- a sorry club record and have gone 12 matches since they last won away from Oakwell.

They are looking for their first win in six matches. The last time they went six without a win was December of last year when they failed to win for 11.

The Football League’s leakiest defence has gone their first 10 matches without a clean sheet for the first time since 1966-67 when it took 12 matches to keep a shut out.

Overall Barnsley have now won just two of the last 19 matches in all competitions and one of the last 13.

During Harry Redknapp’s 30-year managerial career he has faced Barnsley eight times (with Bournemouth and West Ham) winning five and losing three.


Ref Watch:

David Phillips:

2013-2014: Games: 6 Yellows: 18 Reds: 0

This will be Phillips’ first Championship since March. He has officiated two League One matches and three League Two games in 2013-2014, showing three red cards! He dished out eight red cards in 33 matches last season.

Last QPR match: QPR 3-1 Preston, Saturday 20th November 2010. (1 yellow for Preston)

Last Barnsley match: Southampton 2-0 Barnsley, Saturday 10th March 2012. (1 yellow for Barnsley)


On This Day:


Played: 14 Won: 8 Drawn: 1 Lost: 5 Scored: 19 Conceded: 17.

Last match on the 5th October: 2002. Crewe 2-0 QPR. ATT: 7,683.

Last win: 1994

Last draw: 1959

Last defeat: 2002

STAT! – QPR have not won on this date for 19 years.


Played: 16 Won: 7 Drawn: 3 Lost: 6 Scored: 20 Conceded: 19.

Last match on the 5th October: 2002. Brenford 0-2 Barnsley (Betsy (2)) Att: 5,394.

Last win: 2002

Last draw: 1968

Last defeat: 1994

STAT! – Barnsley have not played on this date for 11 years and they have won three and lost four of the last seven they have.


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Other Fixtures:

Saturday 5th October 2013:


Birmingham v Bolton

Bournemouth v Millwall

Burnley v Reading

Charlton v Blackpool

Derby v Leeds

Doncaster v Leicester

Huddersfield v Watford

Middlesbrough v Yeovil

Sheffield Wednesday v Ipswich


Brighton v Nottingham Forest


Blackpool v Bolton

Source: TykesMAD