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Leicester City vs. Queens Park Rangers

Walkers Stadium

05/04/10

3 p.m.

Preview: Leicester vs QPR

Leicester go in search of their first win in five matches on Monday afternoon when Neil Warnock's QPR take to the Walkers stage.

Nigel Pearson's side have lost four matches on the spin to cast serious doubts over their play-off credentials this season.

Standing in their way tomorrow are a QPR side who have endured a torrid final half of the season, winning just four of their last 26 matches in all competitions.

By drawing four league matches in a row they have done little to pull themselves away from the relegation scrap below, but with a five point cushion over the bottom three their Champonship future should be secure for another year.

Their current six match winless streak reads just one more than that of Leicester, who desperately need points to strike off the chasing pack below.

Friday's 3-0 defeat at the hands of West Brom left City just one point ahead of Blackpool in the league table, whilst QPR's 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday left them in the forgotten realms of 18th.

Leicester ran out victors when the two sides met at Loftus Road earlier in the season, Matty Fryatt's brace sealing the points for Leicester live on Sky despite Adel Taarabt's first-half opener.

Vital Quotes:

Leicester assistant Craig Shakespeare: 'I've seen them play a couple of times since Neil Warnock has gone in. They are probably a bit more resilient than they were, plus they've got some flair players.

'When we went to their place earlier in the season it was one of our better away performances of the season.'

Leicester City Team News:

Manager Nigel Pearson could make several changes to his lineup after Friday's defeat.

Winger Lloyd Dyer remains the only significant doubt for the Foxes after limping off in the match.

Wayne Brown, Nolberto Solano, Jay Spearing, Paul Gallagher, James Vaughan and Dany N'Guessan are all pushing hard for first team action, and could feature at some stage.

Player to watch: Paul Gallagher

The Scot has enjoyed a successful time in the last couple of months as part of Leicester's front three.

In matches when the former-Blackburn man has not featured Leicester have certainly lacked much-needed creativity, a trait Gallagher certainly possesses when on top of his game.

Queens Park Rangers Team News:

Martin Rowlands (knee) and Gavin Mahon (knee) remain the only long-term injury worries for Neil Warnock.

Lee Cook will fight for a place on the left hand side after losing out to Hogan Ephraim on Saturday.

Player to watch: Adel Taarabt

The tricky Moroccan is QPR's undoubted star man, the biggest weapon that Neil Warnock's side have to unleash on City's backline.

Goal-scorer in the reverse fixture at Loftus Road, Taarabt has seven to his name so far this campaign to add to a series of impressive performances in a stuttering QPR side.

Match Facts & Stats

- QPR have not won in their last 13 away league matches.

- Despite their lowly position they have scored 54 goals in 40 matches this season, the sixth highest in the division.

- With that in mind, it is at the back where Leicester have been strongest so far, with a defence level on par West Brom (43 goals conceded).

- Goal-scoring has inevitably been an issue for Pearson's men, only nine different goal-scorers this season gives City the lowest figure of this kind.

Match Prediction:

It's been a bad run, but I have confidence it will come to an end on the day. Leicester 1-0 QPR.

Next Fixtures:

Saturday 10th April

Leicester: Peterborough (A)

QPR: Crystal Palace (A)




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