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DRFC - Rovers v QPR preview

Rovers entertain Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday night hoping to get back to winning ways after Saturday`s defeat at Cardiff City.

Form

Doncaster
Rovers lost 3-0 at Cardiff City on Saturday, only their second league defeat since Christmas.
Last time out at home they beat Derby County 2-1 thanks to goals from Paul Heffernan and Mark Wilson after trailing to a Robbie Savage goal just after half time.

Recent home games (last game first) WWWDDW

QPR
QPR
Rangers were one of the league`s pre season favourites but have struggled since a decent start to the season.
On Saturday they drew 0-0 at home against Sheffield United.

Last time out on their travels they lost 2-1 at struggling Barnsley.

Recent away form (last game first) LDDWWL


History
The two clubs have only ever met ten times in their history.

The last time Rangers visited Doncaster older Rovers fans still reminisce about Rovers giant killing act in the FA Cup Third Round in 1985 when Third Division Rovers came up against Division One QPR.

Rangers were actually beaten finalists only three years earlier when they lost in a replay 1-0 against Spurs.

In the clash at Belle Vue Rovers won thanks to a fantastic strike from just outside the area by midfielder David Harle with just over ten minutes remaining.

When the two clubs met earlier in the season two goals in the first half by Dexter Blackstock and Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma inflicted Rovers first defeat of the season.

Full history of results (league unless stated)

1950/51 QPR 1-2 Doncaster Rovers
1950/51 Doncaster 0-2 QPR
1951/52 Doncaster 4-0 QPR
1951/52 QPR 0-2 Doncaster
1958/59 Doncaster 2-0 QPR
1958/59 QPR 3-1 Doncaster
1966/67 Doncaster 1-1 QPR
1966/67 QPR 6-0 Doncaster
1984/85 Doncaster 1-0 QPR FA Cup
2008/09 QPR 2-0 Doncaster




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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Sunday March 8 2009
Time: 2:19PM

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Comments

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Hopefully they can get back to winning ways after Saturdays disappointment.
dazza71
08/03/2009 14:29:00
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Hopefully they can get back to winning ways after Saturdays disappointment.
dazza71
08/03/2009 14:29:00
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I`m going for a QPR win.
KIPPAX
08/03/2009 16:52:00
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I`m going for a QPR win.
KIPPAX
08/03/2009 16:52:00
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We've been a lot better on the road Barnsley result aside, I think we are capable of turning you over, depends which QPR show up!
Boxer
08/03/2009 21:06:00
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We've been a lot better on the road Barnsley result aside, I think we are capable of turning you over, depends which QPR show up!
Boxer
08/03/2009 21:06:00
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Your like that are you!
dazza71
08/03/2009 21:35:00
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Your like that are you!
dazza71
08/03/2009 21:35:00
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