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QPR: Key info

2 November 2012

Key info for Loftus Road clash

The Royals travel to QPR on Sunday in front of the Sky Sports cameras - and here's all the key info you need to know for the match.

Team News
Royals: Danny Guthrie is out after picking up a thigh injury in training on Monday, while Jem Karacan (knee) is still sidelined.
Rangers: Stephane Mbia will miss Sunday's game as he serves a three-match ban following his dismissal at the Emirates Stadium last Saturday. Ji-Sung Park (knee) could return after missing the match at Arsenal, but Fabio (hamstring) and Andy Johnson (knee) remain sidelined.

Head to head
The Royals don't even have to test their memory to recall their last triumph at Loftus Road. Just 40 days ago, Brian McDermott's men got the better of QPR 3-2 in the Capital One Cup thanks to a Kaspars Gorkss header, Nicky Shorey free kick and Pavel Pogrebnyak back heel. Reading have the better head-to-head record, too - winning 37 to Rangers' 27.

A word from each end
Mikele Leigertwood: "It's going to be a test and we've shown time and time again that we can bounce back. There's no reason why we can't go and get a positive result on Sunday.
"It's totally different to when I was there. They've spent a lot of money over the summer but things aren't clicking for them. But we're not worried about them - we focus on ourselves.
"Every game is a big game so we'll approach it in a positive manner as we always do and I'm sure we can get a result."

QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar: “We have to keep going on the same road and keep believing in what we can do.
“We have a good team, we made good signings in the summer and we have players with strong ambition to achieve - but unfortunately we haven’t managed to win games yet.
“The place to talk is on the pitch; to win games, get points and move on up the table. When we win the first game, it will come together.”

Tickets
All Silver Category (wing) tickets are now sold out - but we still have tickets remaining in central areas. To guarantee your seat, pop down to the Madejski Stadium until midday today (Friday). Alternatively, call 0844 249 1871 or use www.readingfcdirect.co.uk. Tickets will be also be available on the day - at the cash only away turnstiles.

The match officials
Sunday's referee will be Michael Oliver, with his Assistants S Long and D England, and Fourth Official M Atkinson. The last time Oliver officiated the Royals was in November 2010 when Reading fought from 3-1 to earn a draw against Norwich at the Madejski Stadium.

Travel
By car: Take the M4 towards London and take the exit onto Great West Rd/A4 toward A406/A205/A315/N & S Circular/Chiswick.
By rail: The nearest overground train station is Shepherd's Bush. For further information clicking here.

Coach travel
For all the latest away game coach travel information, go to www.star-reading.org for departure times, pricing information and how to book.

Matchday live!
Supporters not travelling to Loftus Road can listen to the action live on Reading FC Player. Our official online TV station will ensure you don’t miss a thing from BBC Berkshire’s commentary team of Tim Dellor, Mick Gooding and Ady Williams.

Also on Reading Player, our online TV channel, you can watch all the reaction and highlights of the unbelievable 5-7 Capital One Cup tie against Arsenal, our exclusive interview with Brian McDermott's former team mate and Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas. And, last but not least, you can watch our phenomenal tunnel cam - in part one and part two, you can view unrivaled behind-the-scenes footage of the players in the tunnel before the match and coming out for kick off.

There has literally never been a better time to sign up to Reading Player, as by clicking here, you can take advantage of our 14 day free trial. The trial is available right now, but will expire at 23.59 on the 5th November - so make sure you get involved before then!

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