On Saturday Reading look to bounce back from defeat to Birmingham City as they travel to West London to face Queen’s Park Rangers [QPR].

Below we tell you all you need to know about Rangers ahead of the match.

Recent Background

Similar to the Royals, QPR have played in the top three divisions of English football since the turn of the Millennium.

Three seasons in the Premier League is as good as it has gotten for Mark Warburton’s side and thery have been battling out in the Championship since relegation in 2015.

Five bottom half finishes have followed as the club have had to cut their cloth following Financial Fair Play issues relating to their last promotion in 2013.

Last season the side finished 13th, one space ahead of Reading, but have started this season very slowly following the departures of key attacking players such as Eberechi Eze, Jordan Hugil and Nakhi Wells.

They currently sit 18th, with four wins from their opening 17 matches.

Key Players

As a result of their financial irregularities in season’s gone by, the club have been forced to bring in young and cheap talent over the last couple of seasons.

However cheap does not been poor, and thanks to a strong scouting network the side have side managed to uncover some gems.

According to Whoscored.com, the Hoops most frequently line up in a 4231 formation.

On Tuesday this side below drew 1-1 with London rivals Millwall at the Den.

Seny-Timothy Dieng is the first choice keeper for this season, and is proving himself to be a very worthy ‘number one’ as he is quickly becoming one of the most underrated goalkeepers in the division.

The back four is a good blend of youth and experience, consisting of Osman Kakay, Yoann Barbet; former Royal Rob Dickie and Lee Wallace.

Dominic Ball and Geoff Cameron provide protection in front of the back-line, leaving the attacking side of the game to a dangerous front four of Bright Osayi-Samuel, Ilias Chair, Chris Willock and Lyndon Dykes.

Other players not starting on Tuesday at the Den includes winger Albert Adomah, former Spurs youngster Tom Carroll and centre-forward Macauley Bonne.


Reading and QPR are certainly no strangers over recent years, sharing a division for 13 of the last 15 seasons.

Last season Mark Bowen’s Royals were unbeaten against the Kyian Prince Foundation Stadium outfit, with a 2-2 draw in London and a 1-0 Boxing Day win courtesy of a stunning John Swift strike.

Overall the two sides have met 96 times, the first being a 1-0 QPR win in the FA Cup of 1908.

Reading have not won away at QPR in six attempts, the last being a 3-1 win in February 2014.

However they still have the upper hand over total matches, winning 41 times to QPR’s 31.


According to Sky Bet, a home win is 17/10, a draw at 23/10 and a Royals win currently 8/5.