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QPR v Posh | Match Preview

A look ahead to Tuesday night's fixture.

13 August 2018

Posh head to Loftus Road on Tuesday night to face Championship opposition.

Peterborough United make the trip to Loftus Road on Tuesday evening to face Championship side Queens Park Rangers in the first round of the Carabao Cup (7.45pm) as manager Steve Evans looks to make it three wins from three at the start of this new campaign.

Following victories against Bristol Rovers and Rochdale, Queens Park Rangers will provide a stern test for Posh and after a difficult start to life for boss Steve McLaren, the Hoops will be keen to get their season underway with progression into the second round of the competition.

TEAM NEWS

Evans has confirmed that he is unlikely to make wholesale changes to his starting line-up, but he is able to welcome back Irish goalkeeper Conor O’Malley who missed the weekend with a dislocated finger. No fresh injuries have been reported in the Posh camp.

Paul Smyth was replaced at half-time of Saturday's 2-1 loss to Sheffield United by Bright Osayi-Samuel, who could come in to start. Defender Darnell Furlong remains unavailable and no date has been set for his recovery from a long-term knee injury. Defender Grant Hall is nearing his return following a seven-month absence with a knee problem.

MANAGER QUOTES

“Personally, I love going to Loftus Road. It is one of my favourite London grounds alongside Craven Cottage. The supporters are very close to the action and it always provides a good atmosphere. I know Steve well, have been in the dugout opposite him before and I am sure they will be looking to get their season underway after two defeats. We will go there, respect the opposition and look to build on our first two matches,” Steve Evans said.

TICKET NEWS

Just over 400 tickets have been sold in advance of the fixture with sales concluding at 12pm on Tuesday. Tickets are cheaper for season ticket holders. Adult season ticket holders can gain admission for £10, senior prices (over 60s) and under 21s are priced at £5 and under 18s can watch the action for £1. Under 8s are free.

Non season ticket holder’s prices are £15 for adults, £10 for seniors and under 21s, £5 for under 18s with under 8s free of charge. Tickets are available on match day. Non season ticket holder prices apply. Tickets can be purchased online at www.theposhtickets.com

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

The match referee Gavin Ward.

KIT COLOURS

Posh will be in volt shirts, black shorts, black socks.

 

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QPR End Posh Participation In Carabao Cup

Two goals inside five minutes condemn Posh to defeat.

14 August 2018

Jason Cummings in action against QPR Joe Dent / theposh.com
Jason Cummings in action against QPR

Posh beaten by slick Championship outfit in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

Peterborough United were knocked out of the Carabao Cup at the first round stage as Championship side Queens Park Rangers scored twice inside the opening five minutes at Loftus Road to condemn Steve Evans’ men to their first defeat of the campaign.

The deadlock was broken inside the opening two minutes at Loftus Road as a cross into the box from Conor Washington was parried by goalkeeper Aaron Chapman into the path of the onrushing Luke FREEMAN who made no mistake from six-yards.

The lead was doubled on five minutes as a ball into the penalty area was controlled superbly by the midfield runner WSZOLEK and he took advantage of the space to roll the ball past the onrushing Chapman and into the back of the net.

Dembele fired wide from long-range after exchanging passes with Toney on 10 minutes as Posh tried to get themselves back into the game after a disastrous opening five minutes. O’Hara sent a shot wide of the target as the first half drew to a close with the Hoops in firm control, dominating possession and causing problems in the final third.

Posh made a change at the break with Jason Cummings replacing Cooke. O’Hara was soon needing treatment following an aerial duel, but thankfully he was back on his feet and reintroduced into the action.

Scowen curled a free-kick inches wide of the near post on 50 minutes after Woodyard was penalised for a foul. Toney fired over moments later after good hold up play from Cummings. Keeper Lumley was forced to punch clear as a long throw caused a bit of panic in the QPR backline before Osayi-Samuel dragged a shot wide on the counter attack.

Dembele was a whisker away from reducing the arrears on 58 minutes, catching a volley superbly on the full, but the effort flew just past the far upright. Scowen fired over from 30-yards on 63 minutes after finding a bit of space in midfield.

Tafazolli and Toney both saw headers from a corner kick cause a bit of panic, the latter forcing keeper Lumley into a smart stop.  George Cooper made his first appearance of the season on 72 minutes, replacing Joe Ward.

Posh had a chance to set up a tense finale on 82 minutes, Cummings picking out Dembele, but his low shot is saved by the legs of keeper Lumley before Denton fired wide from long-range. Cummings should have done better moments later after a wonderful cross from Godden, the Forest loanee failing to control and the chance was gone.

QPR: Lumley, Bidwell, Freeman (sub Manning 76min), Cousins, Washington (sub Smith 82min), Scowen, Baptiste, Osayi-Samuel (sub Eze 67min), Wszolek, Kakay, Leistner. Unused subs: Ingram, Hall, Smyth, Sylla.

Posh: Chapman, Naismith, Denton, Tafazolli, Bennett, Ward (sub Cooper 72min), O’Hara, Woodyard, Dembele, Cooke (sub Cummings 46min), Toney (sub Godden 77min). Unused subs: O’Malley, Yorwerth, Buckley-Ricketts, Reed.

Half-time: Queens Park Rangers 2-0 Peterborough United
Full-time: Queens Park Rangers 2-0 Peterborough United
Attendance: 4,021 (706 Posh fans)

 

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