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Daniel Gabbidon on for Fitz Hall.
Corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton from the right by-line, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.
Jamie Mackie takes a shot. Grant Hanley gets a block in.
Goal scored by Jamie Mackie from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Blackburn 3-2 QPR.Adel Taarabt provided the assist for the goal.
Shot from just outside the penalty area by Shaun Wright-Phillips misses to the left of the target.
Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Dann.
Unfair challenge on Joey Barton by Morten Gamst Pedersen results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Fitz Hall concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Modeste. Scott Dann takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Joey Barton, Jason Lowe makes a clearance.
Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson.
Taye Taiwo sends in a cross.
Bobby Zamora takes a shot. Blocked by Bradley Orr.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Dann by Bobby Zamora. Jamie Mackie is given a yellow card. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
Foul by Jason Lowe on Nedum Onuoha, free kick awarded. Shaun Wright-Phillips takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Paul Robinson takes the indirect free kick.
Adel Taarabt crosses the ball, Scott Dann makes a clearance.
Shot from just outside the box by Shaun Wright-Phillips misses to the right of the target.
Bobby Zamora has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
The ball is crossed by Bobby Zamora, clearance by Bradley Orr.
Morten Gamst Pedersen challenges Shaun Wright-Phillips unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joey Barton takes the direct free kick.
Jamie Mackie challenges Morten Gamst Pedersen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.
Adel Taarabt produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Taye Taiwo produces a cross, Jamie Mackie finds the net with a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Blackburn 3-1 QPR.Assist on the goal came from Taye Taiwo.
Nedum Onuoha takes a shot. Scott Dann gets a block in.
Joey Barton takes a shot. Scott Dann gets a block in.
Taye Taiwo produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.
Corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Fitz Hall fouled by Scott Dann, the ref awards a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Ayegbeni Yakubu, Fitz Hall manages to make a clearance.
Mauro Formica goes off and Anthony Modeste comes on.
Jamie Mackie on for Akos Buzsaky.
Nedum Onuoha takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Lowe on Shaun Wright-Phillips. Joey Barton restarts play with the free kick.
Jason Lowe challenges Adel Taarabt unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Jason Lowe a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Joey Barton.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Hanley on Adel Taarabt. Nedum Onuoha takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is sent over by Martin Olsson.
Grant Hanley concedes a free kick for a foul on Bobby Zamora. Strike comes in from Taye Taiwo from the free kick, Armand Traore gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Morten Gamst Pedersen on Shaun Wright-Phillips. Free kick taken by Nedum Onuoha.
Corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen, save by Patrick Kenny.
Ayegbeni Yakubu has an effort at goal from 25 yards.
Shaun Wright-Phillips sends in a cross, clearance made by Grant Hanley.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Hanley by Bobby Zamora. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.
Adam Henley joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Hoilett.
Nedum Onuoha puts the ball into his own goal. Blackburn 3-0 QPR.Assist by David Hoilett.
David Hoilett takes a shot. Blocked by Nedum Onuoha.
Joey Barton concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Olsson. Morten Gamst Pedersen restarts play with the free kick.
Armand Traore takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the left by-line.
Shot from outside the area by Akos Buzsaky misses to the left of the goal.
Nedum Onuoha produces a cross, clearance by Scott Dann.
The ball is sent over by Shaun Wright-Phillips, clearance made by Scott Dann.
Corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the right by-line.
Anton Ferdinand gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ayegbeni Yakubu. Morten Gamst Pedersen produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Anton Ferdinand gets a block in.
Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Save made by Paul Robinson.
Unfair challenge on Steven Nzonzi by Akos Buzsaky results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
Nedum Onuoha crosses the ball, clearance made by Scott Dann.
Akos Buzsaky challenges Steven Nzonzi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.
Shot from close range by Bobby Zamora misses to the left of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken by Joey Barton from the left by-line.
Steven Nzonzi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Akos Buzsaky. Direct free kick taken by Joey Barton.
Nedum Onuoha concedes a free kick for a foul on David Hoilett. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Nedum Onuoha, clearance made by Scott Dann.
The ball is swung over by Nedum Onuoha, Grant Hanley manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Armand Traore, clearance made by Steven Nzonzi.
David Hoilett takes a shot. Fitz Hall gets a block in.
Taye Taiwo takes a shot.
Steven Nzonzi gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Blackburn 2-0 QPR.Assist by David Hoilett.
Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Blocked by Grant Hanley.
Unfair challenge on Joey Barton by Mauro Formica results in a free kick. Akos Buzsaky takes the indirect free kick.
A cross is delivered by Joey Barton, Header by Nedum Onuoha from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
A cross is delivered by Armand Traore, Martin Olsson makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton, Jason Lowe manages to make a clearance.
Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Scott Dann gets a block in.
Ayegbeni Yakubu finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Blackburn 1-0 QPR.Steven Nzonzi provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Bobby Zamora on Martin Olsson. Paul Robinson takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen, save by Patrick Kenny.
Bobby Zamora is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
Shaun Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Scott Dann gets a block in.
Martin Olsson produces a cross, save made by Patrick Kenny.
David Hoilett takes a shot. Anton Ferdinand gets a block in.
Bobby Zamora crosses the ball, Scott Dann makes a clearance.
Kean delighted to welcome Yak back
Manager Steve Kean believes Aiyegbeni Yakubu's return will be the catalyst to lift Blackburn out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone.
The striker has missed the last three league games through suspension after he was shown a red card in the 3-1 win over Wigan but is available for the clash against fellow strugglers QPR.
During Yakubu's ban, Blackburn have only picked up a point in the 1-1 draw against Everton while last Saturday they were subjected to a 7-1 thrashing at Arsenal.
However, Kean is confident the return of the Nigerian will make all the difference as he tries to wrestle three points from a team three places better off in the league.
"To get the Yak back, he's our leading scorer and we've missed him," Kean said.
"I think he's quoted as saying that three games felt like three months so it's brilliant for us to have him back. He's our leading scorer and if we give him the service he's going to be a real important player for us in the remaining games.
"He's an infectious character round the place and he's always got a smile on his face and it's great that he's back and available for selection again."
Kean is confident his side are in good shape to face a QPR side who are just three points ahead of them.
"It's a big week, and it's a week off the back of the Arsenal result, but we've done a lot of positive work," Kean said.
"It's a game to be looking forward to and not to be dreading.
"It's on our home patch and the crowd over the last three or four home games has been fantastic, along with the travelling fans, so the atmosphere has been nice inside the ground and we're really looking forward to this game."
Mark Hughes may still be getting used to his new QPR squad but he believes he has seen enough to suggest they have enough firepower to beat the drop this season.
The Welsh manager replaced Neil Warnock at the Loftus Road helm exactly a month ago and swiftly went about bringing in new faces such as Nedum Onuoha, Djibril Cisse and Bobby Zamora.
The latter played under Hughes during his spell in charge at Fulham last season, where they overcame a poor start to finish eighth in the table.
While admitting circumstances are a lot different a year on with QPR, Hughes is confident his new side can also enjoy a strong end to the campaign.
"I am still getting a real understanding of what I have to work with," he said. "It's not been easy because coming in January is a bit different to my previous job, where I was there from the start of the season.
"I had longer to assess the squad and what happened at Fulham last year was we struggled with attacking players.
"Bobby Zamora was out for a long period, Mousa Dembele was unavailable and Andrew Johnson as well, so that had an effect on us.
"We had to wait for those guys back in the New Year and they made a big difference.
"I think in terms of what we can deduce in an attacking sense, I think we are definitely on par that.
"That's why I am confident that we can create chances and now we have guys than can covert them as well."
QPR's new-look strikeforce of Cisse and Zamora impressed last week against Wolves, although the partnership only lasted 34 minutes as the former received a straight red card for an altercation with Roger Johnson.
The sending off helped the west Midlanders who came back from a goal behind to win 2-1 at Loftus Road and, while Cisse is unavailable for the trip to Blackburn, Hughes is keen to take the positives from the match.
"I was pleased by some of the things we saw," Hughes said. "Obviously we were disappointed to lose the game and losing Djibril for three games, which is a big loss.
"In terms of what we can produce in an attacking sense, I think we've improved markedly since we added players.
"I am looking forward to the game at the weekend, which will be another big test.
"We know exactly what we have to do; we have to win as many games as we can ahead of us.
"If we do that, then we will be fine this year, which is the objective that everybody here is focusing on."
Yak comes back to boost Rovers
Ayegbeni Yakubu made a goalscoring return as Blackburn survived a second-half fightback from fellow strugglers QPR to secure three precious points from a 3-2 victory at Ewood Park.
Rovers striker Yakubu, back from suspension, opened the scoring in the 15th minute with a shot from the edge of the penalty area, Steven Nzonzi extended the lead in the 23rd by converting Junior Hoilett's pass and Nedum Onuoha's own-goal then made it 3-0 just prior to the interval.
Substitute Jamie Mackie netted in the 71st minute and again in the closing stages to set up a nervy finale, but Blackburn held on for the victory, the ideal response to last weekend's humiliating 7-1 defeat at Arsenal.
A two-goal win would have seen Rovers move out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone and send QPR into it, but Mackie's late second strike means the London outfit stay where they are in 16th, while Blackburn are up a place to 18th, with both clubs level on 21 points from 25 games.
Top scorer Yakubu returned to the hosts' starting line-up after serving a three-match ban, but defender Gael Givet was beginning a suspension following his sending-off in the Arsenal game, so Grant Hanley also came into the team, along with Bradley Orr, who was making his first start since joining from the R's on transfer deadline day, and Mauro Formica.
QPR's former Rovers boss Mark Hughes - without suspended frontman Djibril Cisse - made three changes following the 2-1 defeat to Wolves, bringing Fitz Hall, Armand Traore and Akos Buzsaky into the side.
Blackburn were eager to put their debacle at the Emirates Stadium firmly behind them but they almost suffered further embarrassment early on when Hanley made an error and Bobby Zamora looked to capitalise, only to see his cross intercepted.
Rovers soon settled down, with Hoilett firing an effort against Anton Ferdinand, and on the quarter-hour mark they took the lead as Yakubu marked his comeback in style.
The Nigerian collected the ball from Nzonzi's flick-on, turned and smashed home past Paddy Kenny for his 14th goal of the season.
QPR tried to make a quick response as Onuoha headed wide, but soon after Blackburn had doubled their advantage as Hoilett broke into the box and teed up Nzonzi, who swept the ball in.
Hoilett looked to put Rovers further ahead but his shot was blocked.
A tame attempt from QPR's Adel Taarabt did little to trouble Paul Robinson, and Morten Gamst Pedersen then drove a free-kick into the visitors' wall.
Hanley failed in a bid to connect with a corner, the Scot injuring himself in the process although he was able to carry on, before Buzsaky lashed well wide and Robinson got down to save Traore's shot.
Blackburn then made it 3-0 in first-half stoppage time, Scott Dann heading the ball across the area for Hoilett, whose shot went in off Onuoha.
There was a setback for Rovers at the start of the second half with Hoilett having to be withdrawn, Adam Henley the man to come on.
Moments later, though, they almost had another goal as Yakubu sent an audacious chip against the crossbar.
Onuoha found himself through in the 65th minute but produced a poor strike which Robinson saved with ease and Taye Taiwo then cracked one wide for the visitors.
QPR were applying some considerable pressure, and with a little under 20 minutes to go they pulled a goal back as Jamie Mackie - on for Buzsaky - put in Taiwo's cross with a close-range finish.
Mackie was then presented with another opportunity, but shot at Robinson.
The goalkeeper turned an effort from Taarabt around the post and Shaun Wright-Phillips hit one over the bar.
Mackie then struck at the death to make it 3-2, but it too late for the R's to salvage a draw.
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