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PREVIEW: City travel to Loftus Road this weekend

The Sky Blues take on QPR in Championship action...

15 April 2023

Match Previews

PREVIEW: City travel to Loftus Road this weekend

The Sky Blues take on QPR in Championship action...

15 April 2023

The Sky Blues travel to Loftus Road to face Queens Park Rangers in the Sky Bet Championship this weekend.

Meet the R's:

A wretched run of form sees Queens Park Rangers head into this weekend's fixture looking over their shoulders, as they face a nervous end to the season.

Following Gareth Ainsworth's appointment earlier this year, the R's have struggled to pick up any form and have fallen down the pecking order in the Championship.


QPR are currently two points above Reading, who occupy the final spot in the bottom three of the division.

However, a point last time out away at play-off chasing West Bromwich Albion, will give Ainsworth's side a much-needed boost heading into the final five fixtures of the season.

Inside the Sky Blues camp:

Mark Robins said:“We have five games left and we haven’t won for a few. We’re now in a position where we go to QPR, to another ground where we haven’t won for a while.

“It’s a difficult place to go and they’re fighting for their lives. They’ve had a new manager come in this season.

“They had a creditable result at West Brom on Monday and that will give them confidence, from our point of view we have nothing to lose.

“They change their style and they’re fighting for their lives, and they have good players in their ranks, but we have to go there and try and hurt them.”

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QPR's last six:

  • QPR 1-0 Watford
  • Blackpool 6-1 QPR
  • QPR 0-1 Birmingham City
  • Wigan Athletic 1-0 QPR
  • QPR 0-2 Preston North End
  • West Brom 2-2 QPR


Sky Blues' last six:

  • Sky Blues 1-1 Hull City
  • Wigan Athletic 1-1 Sky Blues
  • Blackpool 1-4 Sky Blues
  • Sky Blues 0-4 Stoke City
  • Swansea City 0-0 Sky Blues
  • Sky Blues 2-2 Watford

Historic head-to-head:

Sky Blues wins - 49
Draws - 31
QPR wins - 45

Match Officials:

Michael Salisbury will take charge of Coventry City's clash with Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road this weekend.

Salisbury will take charge of his first Sky Blues fixture this weekend, with his last outing coming during City's 0-0 draw with Sheffield United last season at Bramall Lane.

So far this campaign, he has been the referee for 26 games, handing out 95 yellow cards and four reds.

Darren Cann and James Mainwaring will be his assistants with Anthony Backhouse as fourth official.

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Ticket information:

Tickets for Coventry City's away game against Queens Park Rangers have now sold out!

Coventry City had a full allocation of 3014 tickets for this fixture, in the School End. These are reserved seating.


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