Queens Park Rangers vs Blackpool: Championship Preview, Gameweek 4, 2022
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Queens Park Rangers host Blackpool under the lights for a midweek clash in the EFL Championship. 

The Hoops are coming off of a stirring 2-2 draw against Sunderland with goalkeeper Seny Dieng equalizing in the second minute of stoppage time to earn the London outfit a point.

A 1-0 defeat to Swansea City consigned the Tangerines to a second straight defeat with Olivier Ntcham netting the only goal of the match. Blackpool haven't scored in 261 minutes.

QPR were 2-1 winners in this fixture last year with the reverse fixture ending in a 1-1 draw.

Team news

Queens Park Rangers 

Jake Clarke-Salter is expected to be out until September with a hamstring issue that has forced him to miss the last week of training.

Chris Willock and Kenneth Paal missed out against Sunderland, but are expected to return and will likely be on the bench.

Backup goalkeeper Ben Amos will be out until the international break and Taylor Richards will miss two months with a thigh injury.

Ethan Laird has joined on loan from Manchester United, solving the club's situation at right-back and he is expected to be inserted into the starting lineup.

Blackpool

The Tangerines will be without Keshi Anderson (MCL) and Luke Garbutt (hamstring).

Defender Richard Keogh is set to miss his fifth straight game following an injury he picked up in a pre-season friendly against Everton.

Jake Beesley and Kevin Stewart both remain sidelined as they continue to recover from stress fractures in the foot.

Likely lineups

Queens Park Rangers: Dieng; Hamalainen, Dickie, Dunne, Kakay; Chair, Johansen, Field, Adomah; Roberts, Dykes

Blackpool: Grimshaw; Thompson, Ekpiteta, Williams, Gabriel; Dougall, Carey, Patino; Hamilton, Yates, Bowler

Key players

Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers)

Began QPR's comeback against Sunderland with a stunning strike from 20 yards away and linked up well with second half substitute Tyler Roberts.

Set up goalkeeper Seny Dieng's improbable equalizer. When Roberts is fully fit, the duo will form a dangerous attacking threat with their pace and ability to create.

Shayne Lavery (Blackpool)

Made a real impact coming off the bench by putting Swansea under pressure and with the Tangerines struggles in front of goal, could be in line to start.

Match details

Where is the match being played?

The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium will play host to this match.

What time is the match?

Kick-off is scheduled for 8pm BST.

How can I watch the match?

Sky Sports Football will have coverage starting at 7pm.

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