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Effort from deep inside the area by Jason Euell misses to the right of the target.
Bradley Orr concedes a free kick for a foul on Franck Moussa. Direct free kick taken by Franck Moussa.
The referee blows for offside. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Akos Buzsaky on Brian Stock, free kick awarded. Shelton Martis takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Franck Moussa, clearance by Shaun Derry.
Foul by Ryan Mason on Shaun Derry, free kick awarded. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
The referee gives a free kick against Rob Hulse for handball. Sam Hird takes the direct free kick.
Effort from inside the area by Akos Buzsaky misses to the left of the target.
Shelton Martis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rob Hulse. Strike comes in from Akos Buzsaky from the free kick.
Mustapha Dumbuya joins the action as a substitute, replacing Simon Gillett.
Short corner taken by Wayne Routledge from the left by-line.
Unfair challenge on Jason Euell by Fitz Hall results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Simon Gillett.
Rob Hulse is brought on as a substitute for Heidar Helguson. Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Mason on Alejandro Faurlin. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.
Jason Euell joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Hayter.
Shot from just outside the box by Ryan Mason goes over the bar.
The ball is crossed by Shelton Martis, Franck Moussa takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.
Bradley Orr concedes a free kick for a foul on James Hayter. Joseph Mills restarts play with the free kick.
James Hayter crosses the ball, Header by Ryan Mason from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Bradley Orr is cautioned. Ryan Mason comes on in place of John Oster. Joseph Mills fouled by Bradley Orr, the ref awards a free kick. Brian Stock crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Fitz Hall.
James Coppinger is ruled offside. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Brian Stock by Tommy Smith results in a free kick. Brian Stock takes the direct free kick.
Hogan Ephraim goes off and Akos Buzsaky comes on. John Oster concedes a free kick for a foul on Wayne Routledge. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by Joseph Mills, Patrick Kenny makes a save.
Short corner worked by John Oster.
James Coppinger takes a shot. Clint Hill gets a block in.
The referee blows for offside. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by James Coppinger, Franck Moussa has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Shaun Derry fouled by Franck Moussa, the ref awards a free kick. Shaun Derry restarts play with the free kick.
Fitz Hall concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian Stock. Direct free kick taken by Gary Woods.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Alejandro Faurlin from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by James Hayter.
Unfair challenge on Shelton Martis by Heidar Helguson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brian Stock.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Gillett by Shaun Derry. Simon Gillett restarts play with the free kick.
Heidar Helguson is caught offside. Free kick taken by Gary Woods.
Foul by Brian Stock on Alejandro Faurlin, free kick awarded. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
Goal scored by Hogan Ephraim from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Doncaster 0-1 QPR.
George Friend fouled by Wayne Routledge, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Clint Hill on James Coppinger, free kick awarded. John Oster takes the direct free kick.
Foul by George Friend on Wayne Routledge, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Corner taken by John Oster, clearance by Fitz Hall.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Brian Stock played to the near post, Shelton Martis takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.
Alejandro Faurlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Hird. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Brian Stock.
The official flags James Coppinger offside. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Orr on James Hayter. Free kick taken by Brian Stock.
Handball decision goes against Kaspars Gorkss. Direct free kick taken by Gary Woods.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Derry by Simon Gillett. Bradley Orr restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by James Coppinger from the right by-line played to the near post, Brian Stock has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Brian Stock takes a shot. Blocked by Kaspars Gorkss.
Wayne Routledge crosses the ball, Shot from inside the six-yard box by Hogan Ephraim goes wide right of the target.
Unfair challenge on James Hayter by Shaun Derry results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Brian Stock.
James Coppinger takes a shot. Fitz Hall gets a block in.
Fitz Hall fouled by James Hayter, the ref awards a free kick. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Alejandro Faurlin from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
Centre by Clint Hill, clearance made by Shelton Martis.
Foul by Alejandro Faurlin on George Friend, free kick awarded. Brian Stock takes the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Tommy Smith. Gary Woods takes the indirect free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Tommy Smith, clearance by Shelton Martis.
The ball is swung over by Heidar Helguson, Tommy Smith takes a shot. Save made by Gary Woods.
The ball is sent over by James Coppinger, Franck Moussa produces a right-footed shot from close range and hits the post.
A cross is delivered by John Oster, Simon Gillett takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Tommy Smith. Indirect free kick taken by Gary Woods.
A cross is delivered by John Oster, save made by Patrick Kenny.
Unfair challenge on Fitz Hall by Franck Moussa results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
The ball is delivered by Bradley Orr, Gary Woods makes a save.
Tommy Smith delivers the ball, Heidar Helguson takes a shot.
Outswinging corner taken by Tommy Smith.
Rovers returns for duo
Doncaster goalkeeper Neil Sullivan and midfielder John Oster will both return to the squad for the home clash with QPR.
Sullivan has been struggling with a knee/shin injury that has kept him out of the last five matches and manager Sean O'Driscoll must decide whether to include him in the starting line-up or retain deputy Gary Woods.
Oster has been sidelined for two matches due to a calf injury but returned to full training this week and could go straight back into the starting line-up.
Striker Paul Keegan, who only arrived at the Keepmoat Stadium in January, has been ruled out for the rest of the season following surgery to resolve knee cartilage trouble, but O'Driscoll has no other new injury or suspension problems.
Leading goalscorer Billy Sharp (groin) and defenders Joe Mills (foot), James Chambers (hamstring), James O'Connor (foot) and Mustapha Dumbuya (knee) remain sidelined.
Wayne Routledge is the only fresh injury concern for QPR boss Neil Warnock.
The on-loan winger picked up an ankle injury on Monday and only returned to training on Thursday.
Warnock could make one unforced change, with Danny Shittu in line to replace Kaspars Gorkss at the heart of the Hoops` defence following his return from a one-match ban.
Fellow defender Fitz Hall looks set to shake off the knock which he picked up in the 2-1 victory over former club Crystal Palace last weekend.
Hall appeared to be limping during the London derby against the Eagles but Warnock expects him to start at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Rangers have lost on their last three visits to Doncaster without finding the back of the net.
Ephraim proves difference for R`s
Hogan Ephraim earned QPR their first win at the Keepmoat Stadium as they extended their lead at the top of the npower Championship to nine points.
The diminutive midfielder struck the only goal of the game in the 47th minute having been handed a start after the influential Adel Taarabt was sidelined with an illness.
It was no more than the visitors deserved, having dominated most of the game against a Doncaster side who have not won at home since February 1.
And with Norwich failing to win away at Hull, the London club are looking in prime position to secure a return to the Premier League.
Heidar Helguson, who scored both goals in QPR's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace, hit the bar with an early header from Tommy Smith's cross.
The hosts quickly launched an attack of their own and Simon Gillet tested Paddy Kenny with a right-footed effort from just inside the area.
And soon after it was their turn to be denied by the woodwork as Franck Moussa hit the upright with a close-range shot following good work from James Coppinger.
The lively tempo continued as Helguson set up Smith for a shot which Gary Woods did well to tip round the post in the 19th minute.
Fitz Hall bravely put his body in front of a powerful Coppinger shot and Alejandro Faurlin saw his ambitious 25-yard drive keep rising up and over the bar.
The visitors should have taken the lead on the half-hour mark but Ephraim contrived to turn Wayne Routledge's pinpoint cross wide of the near post from just six yards out.
And Kenny was called upon to make one final save in the first half when he tipped over a powerful header from Shelton Martis.
It took just two minutes of the second half for QPR to take the lead as Routledge and Faurlin linked well down the right before finding Ephraim, who stepped inside his man and fired in a low shot from just inside the area.
Coppinger continued to threaten with his direct running and Clint Hill was forced into a timely intervention on the hour mark to prevent the tricky winger from creating a shooting opportunity as Rovers sought a way back into the match.
Ephraim was withdrawn shortly after, with Akos Buzsaky sent on to rejuvenate Neil Warnock's side.
Despite controlling large parts of the game, Rangers' one-goal advantage still looked vulnerable and Kenny had to react quickly to claim substitute Ryan Mason's cross.
Sean O'Driscoll attempted to rally his charges with the introduction of veteran striker Jason Euell, whose presence ruffled a few feathers in the Rangers defence as he saw a late header fly just wide.
But QPR held on to complete the double over Doncaster, who may yet find themselves embroiled in a relegation battle.
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