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Match preview: QPR v Millwall

25 April 2014

All you need to know about Saturday's Loftus Rd clash

Ian Holloway takes his Millwall side to his former stomping ground Loftus Road on Saturday in search of a fourth consecutive away win that could guarantee Championship football for another season.

Manager's views

If there are nerves in the Millwall camp, the manager is not betraying any signs of them as he says: "We have to go to QPR and try to win it. I'll be loving it. We've won our last three away from home so why can't we go there and win another one. If we marry what we've done in the last week, a win away and a draw at home that should be enough I think. We're playing well at the moment and I'm really excited about Saturday, I can't wait."

Ollie was nursing a heavy cold on Thursday, so the Lions Player team caught up with his right hand man Marc Bircham ahead of Saturday's game. Here is a snippet of Birch's interview on our official YouTube channel:



Team news

Ollie himself has been suffering cold/flu symptoms this week, but he's hoping that Owen Garvan will have shaken off the similar ailment that kept him out of Monday's Den draw against Doncaster.


Apart from the inevitable bumps and bruises that are par for the course at this stage of a long campaign the boss has no additional worries going into the London derby against Harry Redknapp's big spenders who are already assured of a Play-Off spot.

QPR manager Harry Redknapp could welcome back defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto after the former Spurs man was sidelined after his red card at Leicester City. Redknapp is unlikely to make many changes from the team that secured their place in the Play-Offs on Monday with a 2-1 win against Watford.

Form

Although the west London side have suffered an inconsistent run overall, their home form has been holding up and they go into this encounter unbeaten in their last six outings at Loftus Road, having beaten Forest 5-2 and Watford 2-1 in their previous two home fixtures.

However, The Lions can match that with an unbeaten six game sequence of their own, and it is on their travels where they have had most joy of late.

Head-to-head

Saturday's fixture at Loftus Road will mark the 70th match Millwall have played against QPR. The Lions have won 30 of the previous 69 meetings to R's 19. Twenty matches have finished all square. 

QPR have enjoyed the greater success in the most recent encounters, winning four of the last 10 matches to Millwall's lone success. The last meeting finished all square at 2-2 in a thrilling Den clash back in October 2013 when Jermaine Easter grabbed an injury-time equaliser for The Lions.

Coverage

Full match commentary will be available on Lions Player from around 2.50pm.

You can also keep up-to-date with the action as it happens on The Wall and on the club's official Twitter account @MillwallFC. Join in the conversation using this week's matchday hashtag, #QPRvMFC.

Betting

For a comprehensive list of odds on the game, visit Sky Bet

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