Preview | Queens Park Rangers v Swansea City
Swansea City will go in search of back-to-back league wins this evening when they face Queens Park Rangers (7.45pm).
Russell Martin’s side travel to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on the back of Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Preston North End.
The Swans grabbed their first win in five league games thanks to a stunning second-half strike from Ryan Manning – the defender’s second goal of the campaign.
Martin’s side face a QPR team in good form, with the R’s winning seven of their last nine league games to remain firmly in the promotion picture.
New signing Hannes Wolf is in contention to make his first start for the club following his second-half showing against Preston.
Swans boss Russell Martin has reported no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip to W12.
Russell Martin: “They are a team that I really like, and they have a manager with great experience and play in a good style.
“They’ve had a lot of time together so they're really well drilled. They started the season well and they have just carried that on and built a lot of momentum.
“They have some really dangerous players, especially at the top end of the pitch so it will be a tough game, but one we can really look forward to after Saturday.
“We are going there excited and to see if we can bring the game we want on to the pitch. I think it will be a different challenge to the ones we’ve had in the last couple of weeks, but it’s one to look forward to and be excited about.”
Mark Warburton: “We are in a good place, but there is a long way to go, there is a lot of points to still play for starting with Tuesday’s game
“Any team that puts a consistent run of positive results together can move up the table in this division very quickly, however it works both ways, you can also drop down very quickly so that consistency of performance and that ability to find a way to grind out a result are the days that can define your season.
“I think their (Swansea’s) league position is somewhat false, they have played two or three games less than the sides around them, so they could move very quickly up the table with those games in hand, they have players who want to get on the ball, they have quality up top, so we have no lack of respect for Swansea and they will present us with a formidable challenge, one that we have to meet.
“If you don’t meet the challenges then you will get hurt plain and simple.”
Remember the last time?
Swansea City were victorious on their last visit to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, as goals from Andre Ayew and Jamal Lowe clinched all three points in December 2020.
Ayew headed into an empty net to put the visitors ahead at the end of a first half in which Rangers had been the better side.
Lowe then raced clear early in the second period to score for the fourth time in as many games and put the visitors firmly in control.
Swansea's third win in four matches meant they leapfrogged Bournemouth and moved into second in the table, four points behind league leaders Norwich City.
14 – QPR have won 14 league games this season, the joint-second most in the division alongside Blackburn and Bournemouth.
10 – Swansea’s 1-0 win over Preston saw Russell Martin’s side rack up their 10th clean sheet of the campaign.
51 – Swansea and QPR have met 51 times in all competitions, with the Swans coming out victorious on 16 occasions, losing 21 and drawing 14.