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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins QPR Preview

City entertain QPR on Friday night...

17 September 2020

The Sky Blues return to action Friday night against Queens Park Rangers, for their third fixture in the space of six days.

The fixture will mark City’s first scheduled home fixture of the season, with the game being broadcast live on Sky Sports.

QPR head into the game on the back of an opening day win against Nottingham Forest at Loftus Road and Robins is expecting a difficult test for his side come kick-off.

The games are coming thick and fast and we’re working really hard to get ready for them and to get the players enough information on the opposition.

“The analysis side of things is really good and there's good players at this level and QPR will be no different.

“They've got really good players that will present another tough challenge and one we can look forward to and also it'll be our first foray into Birmingham because we've not been there yet this season and the new boys haven’t seen it, so it will be their first time there.

“Also, we are without the supporters and that will be our first experience of that at St Andrew’s, although the Sky cameras are there, so we know there will be a lot of people watching.”

QPR will travel to St Andrew’s with some young talented players within their squad, presenting a formula which Mark Robins believes is similar to the Sky Blues’.

“They’ve got some academy graduates that have come through the system and they've got some talented players and, in a way, they’re a similar type of model to ourselves.

“Having said that, they’ve signed a striker in Lyndon Dykes from up in Scotland who’s an aggressive type of striker.

“I’d say Samuel is another one of those and also Tom Carroll in midfield alongside the experienced Geoff Cameron and I think they’ve signed or paid over one million for Rob Dickie who’s come in from Oxford so there's some good players in the side.

“Clearly they have quite a lot of Championship experience and obviously we came up against that last week so it'll be a really good game I think.”

Kick-off is scheduled for 7:45pm tomorrow night, and the fixture will be live on Sky Sports, with the coverage set for 7pm.


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