Preview: Queens Park Rangers vs Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town travel to Loftus Road on Saturday following their impressive 2-1 victory over Yorkshire rivals Leeds.

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David Wagner is hoping to continue Huddersfield Town’s promotion push.

The Terriers will be aiming to improve their promotion push as they have quickly moved on from last week’s handbags at The John Smith’s Stadium. David Wagner was charged with improper conduct by the Football Association following a confrontation in the Terriers’ 2-1 win.

Huddersfield’s next two games, against Queens Park Rangers and Rotherham United, will be vital as Town seek an automatic promotion place.

QPR are currently 19th with just six points keeping them safe from the drop zone, while Rotherham are sitting at the bottom of the Championship, with 15 points needed to get them to safety.

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Chris Lowe of Huddersfield Town

Terriers fans will be pleased to hear that right-back Martin Cranie has signed a new contract with the Championship side until 2018.

Huddersfield also added Collin Quaner and Isaiah Brown to their ranks over the winter.

On-loan star Brown has scored two league goals in four appearances and could be a handful for QPR’s defence. The Chelsea academy product started the season on loan at Rotherham United where he scored three league goals before his loan deal was terminated by Chelsea on January 6.

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Chelsea’s Izzy Brown celebrates with the trophy after winning the FA Youth Cup Final.

QPR have not won in their previous four games, with their last victory coming against third-placed Reading in January.

QPR signed a total of six players during the January transfer window including the likes of Ravel Morrison and Pawl Wszolek from Italian sides Lazio and Hellas Verona.

Morrison is a controversial character, returning to England for the first time since departing for Lazio in 2015 following a disappointing three year spell with West Ham.

The attacker, who has returned to Loftus Road for the second time in his career, played his first game for The R’s last Saturday when they lost 1-0 to Blackburn Rovers after Sam Gallagher scored a winner in added time.

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Ravel Morrison of QPR battles with Hope Akpan of Blackburn Rovers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Queens Park Rangers.

 

Sub-Edited by: Dean Naidoo formerly of  The Independent.

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