Queens Park Rangers v Argyle. MATRADE Loftus Road. Wednesday, 13 November. 7.45pm. Sky Bet Championship.
QPR are 22nd in the Championship, with 20 points from 19 games. Rangers won just two of their first 17 games of the season, beating Cardiff City and Middlesbrough, both away from home. They sacked Gareth Ainsworth because of their poor form, and have picked up considerably since the appointment of Martin Cifuentes.
Marti Cifuentes took over as QPR manager at the end of October, following the sacking of Gareth Ainsworth, and in his first six games in charge, has lost just one, winning the last three.
The 41-year-old Catalonian managed several lower league teams in his native Spain before managing Sandefjord in Norway, AaB in Denmark and Hammarby in Sweden, who were playing in the UEFA Conference League, when he switched Scandinavia for West London.
Ilias Chair has shone for QPR this season, typically playing either from the left flank or just behind the front line. Born in Belgium, he has played 12 times for the team of his father's birth, Morocco. He has two goals and four assists this season, and has played more than 200 games for the R's.
Kenneth Paal has been an ever-present on the left-hand side of QPR's defence. The 26-year-old, formerly of PSV and Zwolle in his native Netherlands, has made one appearance from Suriname. He signed for Rangers in the summer of 2022. He has three goals this season, and is QPR's joint leading goalscorer.
Between the posts for Rangers is Asmir Begovic (below). Now 36, Begovic is a vastly experienced player, having represented, most notably, Stoke City, Chelsea and Bournemouth. He has played 63 times for Bosnia and Herzegovina. He left Everton in 2023, where he had spent two seasons as backup goalkeeper, to sign for QPR.
Fancy a Stat?
Queens Park Rangers are the only team Argyle have ever played that begin with the letter Q.
Argyle have played QPR 84 times. The Greens have won 34 of those encounters, 18 have been draws, and Rangers have won the other 32.
The sides last met in league action in 2009/10. At Home Park, the sides drew 1-1, then later in the season QPR prevailed 2-0 in Shepherd's Bush.
More recently, the teams met in the opening game of the 2020/21 season, with Argyle winning 3-2 in the Carabao Cup.
A Strip for the Trip
Argyle will be wearing their green home kit for this game.
Tickets will NOT be available on the evening of the game.
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Commentary will be provided from MATRADE Loftus Road by Charlie Price and former Argyle captain Karl Duguid.
Argyle TV’s pre-match show, hosted by Erin Black and Brian McGlinchey, will begin at 6.45pm, and will be available to watch for free on YouTube.
The match is available for domestic and international supporters to stream on Argyle TV. Buy a match pass to watch the game, here.