please log in to view this image QPR vs Birmingham City The Championship Saturday 24th October 2020 - 15:00 The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium please log in to view this image History v Birmingham City; Games won: 22 Games drawn: 16 Games lost: 23 Ones to remember; 17 Jan 1967 Birmingham City v Queens Park Rangers W 1-4 League Cup 17 Oct 1970 Queens Park Rangers v Birmingham City W 5-2 League Division Two 18 Feb 2017 Birmingham City v Queens Park Rangers W 1-4 League Championship 11 Dec 2019 Birmingham City v Queens Park Rangers W 0-2 League Championship Ones to forget; 30 Aug 1969 Birmingham City v Queens Park Rangers L 3-0 League Division Two 23 Apr 1974 Birmingham City v Queens Park Rangers L 4-0 League Division One 22 Mar 1975 Birmingham City v Queens Park Rangers L 4-1 League Division One Players who have played for both: Mike Hellawell 1955–1957 Queens Park Rangers 45 (7) 1957–1965 Birmingham City 178 (30) Trevor Francis 1971–1979 Birmingham City 280 (119) 1988–1990 Queens Park Rangers 32 (12) Paul Furlong 1996–2002 Birmingham City 131 (50) 2000 → Queens Park Rangers (loan) 3 (1) 2002 → Queens Park Rangers (loan) 6 (2) 2002–2007 Queens Park Rangers 162 (54) Lee Camp 2007 → Queens Park Rangers (loan) 11 (0) 2007–2009 Queens Park Rangers 50 (0) 2018– Birmingham City 69 (0) Ravel Morrisson; 2012–2013 → Birmingham City (loan) 27 (3) 2014 → Queens Park Rangers (loan) 15 (6) 2017 → Queens Park Rangers (loan) 5 (0) Match Preview; Both QPR and Birmingham suffered loses midweek, with our losing against Preston on Wednesday night and Birmingham losing against Norwich, 1-0, on Tuesday night. This leaves both sides on six points...both teams having lost three and drawn two of their last five games...Birmingham now having lost three in a row. Birmingham held on against Norwich until they went down to ten men after eighty-six minutes, and then conceded a minute later. It is also worth noting, they have only three goals this year in six games (Bela with two goals and defender, Dean with one goal), so surely we should be aiming for a clean sheet. We will have to adapt our starting eleven in the absence of Luke Amos, who is out for the rest of the season with cruciate ligament damage. I am sure Tom Carroll is hoping to have Amos' spot in the starting eleven, but personally, particularly after watching the ball being passed back and forth endlessly last night, I'd like to see Amos replaced with a more attacking option. Thinking back to QPR teams of old, and I know this is obvious, we have benefited hugely from having players who can pick out a pass that cuts through opposition defenses. So far this year I have sat and watched far too much passing back and forth across the field, which gives defenses all the time in the world to get organised, and doesn't get the ball any closer to the goal. I'd love to see a more attacking starting eleven, with BOS, Chair, Willock and Dykes (or any other combination) given the freedom to be creative in trying to break defenses down, whilst also knowing Ball and another player, maybe Carroll, are sitting back as cover in case the attack breaks down. I'm sure that is far too simplistic, but I am just desperate to watch a game where we are a bit more creative and not so frustrating to watch! I'll add team news when it goes on the official, and as always...COME ON YOU SUPER HOOPSA!!!