QPR v Peterborough

11 September 2009 10:17
Coca Cola Championship Venue: Loftus Road Date: Saturday, 12 September 2009 Kick-off: 1500 BST Coverage: BBC Sport website, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC local radio, Final Score & highlights on The Football League Show TEAM NEWS Captain Martin Rowlands is back in the QPR squad after an ankle injury and Ben Watson is in line for a debut following his loan move from Wigan. But youngster Angelo Balanta is still out with an ankle injury and Fitz Hall has been sidelined by a groin problem. Peterborough winger Chris Whelpdale could make his first start of the season after a hernia operation. Lee Frecklington and Toumani Diagouraga look set to continue in midfield with Paul Coutts on the bench. MATCH PREVIEW QPR manager Jim Magilton has even more midfield options after signing Ben Watson and could move Mikele Leigertwood to right-back. 606: DEBATE Have your say on this match Peterborough are yet to win a Championship game but could pose Rangers a threat on that flank through highly-rated wide-man George Boyd and attacking left-back Tommy Williams, who had two loan spells at Loftus Road. Williams is remembered by QPR fans for shooting wide rather than passing to an unmarked Paul Furlong during Rangers' play-off final defeat against Cardiff at the Millennium Stadium in 2003. Those fans will be hoping the likes of Watson and Jay Simpson end up being more fondly remembered. Arsenal's Simpson was recently signed on loan in an attempt to give Rangers more firepower, and the teenager is set to make his home debut. MATCH FACTS Head-to-head • Peterborough have never won at QPR. • This is the first match between the two clubs at second-tier level. Queens Park Rangers • QPR have drawn their last three Championship matches at home. • They have scored more than one goal only once in 11 league matches. Peterborough • Posh, without a win this season, are looking for a first victory in seven league games. • They are on their longest winless sequence under boss Darren Ferguson. • Posh are the highest placed of the four Championship clubs without a win so far (21st). • This is the first time in 21 years that they have not managed to win at least one of their first five league matches. In 1988/89, they took eight games to register a victory.

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