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Preview: Queens Park Rangers vs. Middlesbrough - Predictions, Team News, Lineups

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Sports Mole previews Saturday’s championship clash between Queens Park Rangers and Middlesbrough. This includes predictions, team news and possible lineups.

queens park rangers Will try to score the first points of the season when they host middlesbrough Saturday.

The hosts started their campaign with a 1–0 loss to Blackburn Rovers, while Boro drew 1–1 against West Bromwich Albion.

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The Saturday host has experienced a change in the dugout over the summer. Mark Warburton replace with Michael Bealeleft his position as Aston Villa’s assistant manager and assumed the role of QPR’s boss.

Not only did we get a new manager, we also signed a QPR Jake Clarke-Salter When Kenneth Pearl with free transfer Tyler Roberts When Taylor Richards Arrived with a loan deal.

After finishing in 11th place last season, R are aiming to make the playoffs this season, but last weekend was not the ideal start.

A trip to Ewood Park against Blackburn Rovers was then lost 1–0. Lewis Travis We grabbed what turned out to be the winner in the 34th minute.

Following their opening day defeat, R have a chance to bounce back on Saturday as they look to extend their unbeaten league run to seven games against Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough manager Chris Wilder applauds the fans after the match on 26 February 2022© Reuters

While the hosts try to avoid a losing streak, Middlesbrough are hoping to add to the points they scored in the season opener.

Chris Wilder In his first full season as Boro manager, he drew 1-1 at home with West Brom, who are expected to be in contention for the lead this season.

Isaiah Jones scored his team’s first goal of the season in the 10th minute, but the strike in the 51st minute John Swift It made sure Middlesbrough had to score points.

A seventh-place finish last season was thanks to a second-best home record in the league, but Boro will need to improve their away form this time around to secure a playoff spot.

After winning just six of 23 away league matches in the 2021-22 season, we were able to show our commitment to the season by winning our first away match of the season.

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Middlesbrough's Paddy McNair celebrates scoring his first goal alongside his teammates on 5 March 2022© Reuters

QPR no long-term injury absence Jordan Archermeanwhile, Roberts is in doubt after missing a meeting with Blackburn due to lack of fitness for the match.

Chris Willock When Luke Amos Although he missed the opening game of the season, he is expected to be in good enough shape to be on the bench.

After stepping off the bench last weekend, Albert Adoma A starting location for Saturday’s contest may be offered.

As for Middlesbrough, they welcome Paddy McNair to the side after the defender missed the season opener due to suspension.

Dale Frye has been ruled out of the 1-1 draw with West Brom as a precaution, but the centre-backs are in contention for the starting line-up with QPR.

summer autograph session Marcus Force Having made his substitute debut last weekend, the Finnish international is expected to be on the bench at Loftus Road.

Potential starters for Queens Park Rangers:
Dien; Kakei, Dickie, Clark Salter, Pearl. Field, Johansen, Dozel. adomah, chair, embankment

Middlesbrough starters:
Stephan; Dyke Steele, Frey, McNair. Jones, McGree, Crooks, Howson, Giles.Watmore, Akpom

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Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Middlesbrough.

QPR are unbeaten in their last six league games against Middlesbrough and the hosts believe they will extend that run with a draw on Saturday.

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