QPR vs Derby County preview: How to watch, kick-off time,
team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
Derby County vs QPR, November 29, 2021. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Queens Park Rangers have fallen out of play-off contention due to their recent run of poor form, which has seen them winless in their last six games. With just four matches left, the Rs would need a lot to go in their favour should they clinch a play-off place.

Derby County will be looking to build on their impressive 2-1 victory over Fulham on Friday night. The Rams still need nine points to stay up from their last four games, should Reading, Peterborough United and Barnsley lose all their remaining fixtures.

  • Team news

QPR

The Rs are struggling with injuries with six players currently missing. Seny Dieng, Chris Willock, Robert Dickie and Jordan Archer and  alongside former Rams players David Marshall and Jeff Hendrick are all absent due to injury. Lee Wallace is also a doubt with a hamstring issue.

Derby

Derby will be without Max Bird as he serves the last game of his three-match suspension for his red card against Preston North End. Ravel Morrison is a doubt for the Rams having missed out on Friday due to illness. Wayne Rooney is likely to name an unchanged side following his side’s impressive display against Fulham.

  • Predicted lineups

QPR (4-4-2)

Westwood, McCallum, Dunne, Barbet, Odubajo, Chair, Field, Johansen, Amos, Dykes, Gray

Derby (4-2-3-1)

Allsop, Buchanan, Cashin, Davies, Byrne, Thompson, Bielik, Lawrence, Knight, Ebiowei, Plange

  • Form guide

QPR – LLLLD

The Rs put an end to their losing streak with a 2-2 draw against Huddersfield Town on Monday. However, their prior form has been a concern with the side's last win coming against Luton Town on March 13, losing five games since then.

Derby – LDWLW

The Rams continued their fight against relegation with a 2-1 win against league leaders Fulham, despite going behind early on. Away form has been Derby’s biggest downfall this season with just two wins coming on the road, which they will need to change if they are to get the much needed three points when they travel to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Monday.

  • Ones to watch

Ilias Chair

Ilias Chair caused plenty of problems for the Rams' defence when the sides met earlier in the season at Pride Park in the reverse fixture. The versatile midfielder interchanged positions throughout the game to cause problems all over the pitch. Chair scored in the Rs’ 2-2 draw against Huddersfield on Friday which will boost his confidence going into the game against the Rams.

Luke Plange

Having struggled for goals recently Luke Plange proved his worth to Rooney’s side as he was pivotal in Derby’s victory against Fulham on Friday night. Finishing off a well-worked move to score the equaliser for the Rams and then forcing Tosin Adarabioyo into scoring an own-goal to secure a 2-1 victory. Plange will be wanting to make an impact in his final four games before he joins up with Crystal Palace who he signed for in January.

  • Previous meetings

The last meeting between the two sides saw Andre Gray score a spectacular stoppage-time goal to win the game 2-1 for the Rs. QPR have only lost once against Derby in their last five matches having won three times and drawing once.

  • How to watch

The match will be available to watch live on Sky Sports Football Red Button with kick-off scheduled for 15:00 BST.  Highlights will be available on Quest at 22:00 BST and on social media the following day.

 

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