Blackpool v QPR

15 January 2010 01:54
Blackpool centre-back Ian Evatt is available to face his former club after serving a suspension.Fellow defender Rob Edwards is also back from a ban, but left-back Stephen Crainey will face a late fitness test on a thigh strain. [LNB]QPR forward Rowan Vine is sidelined after a hernia operation. [LNB]Winger Lee Cook has now returned to full training following a long-term knee problem, but is unlikely to feature in Saturday's game. [LNB][LNB] MATCH PREVIEW Mick Harford takes caretaker charge of QPR for their trip to Blackpool following Paul Hart's departure after only five matches as the club's latest manager. [LNB]Hart quit Loftus Road on Thursday, becoming the eighth boss since 2006 to leave QPR in the wake of poor results and a series of behind-the-scenes problems. [LNB]Ironically, they now face the team managed by the first of those eight men to have gone through the Rangers exit door: Ian Holloway. [LNB]And Holloway's first season at Blackpool has so far been an impressive one. The Tangerines are two points outside the play-off zone and have lost only once at home in the league this season. [LNB][LNB] MATCH FACTS Head-to-head[LNB]• QPR are unbeaten in four league matches against Blackpool and have won on three of their last four visits to Bloomfield Road. [LNB] Have your say on this match • Blackpool have won only three of their last 19 league matches against the west London club. [LNB]Blackpool[LNB]• Of their 35 points this season, Blackpool have picked up 21 of them at home. Only leaders Newcastle have a better home record in the Championship. [LNB]• Ian Evatt and Daniel Nardiello could play against their former club. [LNB]Queens Park Rangers[LNB]• QPR have taken only five points from the last possible 18. [LNB]• They have gone 13 matches without keeping a clean sheet - the longest such sequence in the Championship. [LNB]• Rangers have dropped an unrivalled 20 points from winning positions. [LNB]• Defender Kaspars Gorkss is set to play against his former club. [LNB][LNB] MOST RECENT MEETING QPR 1-1 Blackpool (8 August 2009) [LNB]QPR scorer: Ramage 86. [LNB]Blackpool scorer: Burgess 37.

Source: BBC_Sport