QPR vs Huddersfield Town preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news and ones to watch
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Queens Park Rangers welcome Carlos Corberan's struggling Huddersfield Town side to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium this Saturday in a Championship clash.

Mark Warburton's side have experienced a change in results since the arrival of Charlie Austin on-loan in January.

Climbing to twelfth in the table, QPR have won four of their last five home matches in the Championship.

By contrast, their opponents have lost four of their last five away games in the league.

The Terriers remain six points off of the drop-zone and only three places higher than 22nd placed Rotherham United in 19th, as they go into another tough match this weekend.

Team news

Warburton has no fresh injury concerns for the home side following their midweek victory over Wycombe Wanderers.

Tom Carroll, Charlie Owens and Luke Amos have been long-term absentees and will once more sit out this bout.

While the away side could see the return of Isaac Mbenza, the winger was an unused substitute in his side's stalemate with Cardiff City.

Duane Holmes is also pushing for a start following his January move from Derby County, but on the back of two draws, Corberan may opt to keep changes to a minimum. 

Rolando Aarons, Tommy Elpick, Daniel Grant, Josh Koroma, Christopher Schindler, Harry Toffolo and Danny Ward make up a large roster of players out injured long-term for Huddersfield.

Predicted lineups

QPR (3-4-1-2): Dieng, Dickie, de Wijs, Barbet, Kane, Johansen, Field, Wallace, Chair, Willock, Austin.

Huddersfield (3-4-3): Schofield, Edmonds-Green, Keogh, Sarr; Rowe,  Bacuna, O'Brien, Pipa, Mbenza, Sanogo, Holmes.

Form guide

As mentioned above, QPR have become a tough side to beat at home, winning their last four out of five matches, whilst losing the other at the hands of high-flying Barnsley.

Overall, they have won two and lost two of their last five and drew the other fixture in that time frame. 

Huddersfield, on the other hand, come off the back of two home draws against Cardiff and Birmingham City respectively.

In their last five, the Yorkshire side have drawn two, lost two and won the remaining fixture.

Away from home though their form has been dire, having not won on the road since the 31st of October at The Den against Millwall.

Since then, they have played 12 away games in which they have lost an incredible nine fixtures - drawing the remaining three.

Ones to watch

It's no coincidence that QPR's upturn in-from coincides with the arrival of Charlie Austin.

The 31-year-old has accumulated five goals in 12 league appearances since arriving from West Bromwich Albion on loan in January.

In that time he has shown he is still a quality striker in the division, causing many teams problems at the back and will no doubt be doing the same come Saturday in what could become a field day given Huddersfield's away record.

Like their opponents, Huddersfield also recently brought in a new striker.

Yaya Sanogo signed as a free agent having been released from Toulouse last summer.

The Arsenal academy graduate hasn't quite hit the ground running, having not scored in his inaugural three games and missing a penalty against Cardiff last time out.

However, that doesn't tell the whole story, as the 28-year-old caused problems for Mick McCarthy's Cardiff and was perhaps unfortunate not to score.

If he can replicate a similar performance with an added finishing touch, there's no reason why he can't ask questions of QPR's defence.

Previous meeting

The reverse fixture at the John Smith's stadium concluded with a 2-0 victory for the Terriers in early December.

In the last five ties between the sides, Huddersfield have come away as winners on four occasions.

The other finished in a 1-1 draw, with QPR not beating their opponents this weekend since a 1-0 away win in the Championship way back in 2015.

Where to watch

This Championship clash kicks off at 15:00 on Saturday so is not available on live TV, but can be watched via iFollow. You can also catch the report here on VAVEL.

 

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