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Match Preview: QPR v Bolton

Latest must-win game for Bolton sees them make the midweek trek to that London to face QPR

Jan Kruger

Tuesday night brings the 28th meeting between Bolton Wanderers and Queens Park Rangers.

To date, Bolton lead the way with 14 wins to QPR's 10, with three draws in-between. Bolton have three men on three goals against QPR - John Byrom, Alan Gowling and Frank Worthington.

The 2013-14 season is Queens Park Rangers's 125th professional season in their existence, and they have commemorated this anniversary by spending like there is no tomorrow - which in their case, may well happen.

Big money arrivals such as Danny Simpson from Newcastle United, Richard Dunne from Aston Villa, Karl Henry from Wolves, traveller Charlie Austin from Burnley, Gary O'Neil from West Ham, Matt Phillips from Blackpool and former Liverpool and Chelsea (and one-time Bolton target) Yossi Benayoun on a free transfer have helped the side to second place in the Championship after 26 games.

Managed by full time shitbag and media darling Harry 'Arry' Redknapp (not a fackin' wheeler dealer), the club started the season strongly, including a 1-0 away win at the Reebok Stadium, with their first defeat coming in late October, away to Burnley, a dozen games in.

December was a poor month by their standards, with just two wins from their six fixtures, though coming into this weekend's game QPR will be hoping to make it four successive wins in the Championship.

Top scorer is new signing Charlie Austin, who joined the club for a reported £4m - a big fee which has been rewarded with an impressive 13 goals.

Leading the way in terms of discipline is Joey Barton - former Manchester City, Newcastle United and HM Prison Strangeways prisoner 5464511. An impressive 11 yellow cards and one sending-off from 23 games certainly proves that a leopard can't change it's spots. The muppet.

It's going to be a tough game for a struggling Bolton, who themselves come into the game on the back of a four game winless streak, stretching back since Boxing Day.

Wanderers last league game was a 1-7 away reverse to Reading - which itself was followed by a disappointing 0-1 home defeat to Premier League side Cardiff.

Last Five Meetings

31.10.2000 - Bolton Wanderers 3 v 1 QPR (Gudni Bergsson, Robbie Elliott, Michael Ricketts)

03.02.2001 - QPR 1 v 1 Bolton Wanderers (Per Frandsen)

13.08.2011 - QPR 0 v 4 Bolton Wanderers (Gary Cahill, Gabbidon OG, Ivan Klasnic, Fabrice Muamba)

10.03.2012 - Bolton Wanderers 2 v 1 QPR (Darren Pratley, Ivan Klasnic)

24.08.2013 - Bolton Wanderers 0 v 1 QPR