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Vital QPR takes a look at this weekend's opponents Derby County

Facts & Figures


Founded: 1884

Nickname: The Rams

Ground: Pride Park (33,597)

Manager : Nigel Clough

Selected Honours


Football League First Division - Champions: 1972, 1975
Football League First Division - Runners Up: 1896, 1930, 1936
Football League Second Division - Champions: 1912, 1915, 1969, 1987
Football League Second Division - Runners Up: 1926
Football League Division One - Runners Up: 1996
Football League Championship - Playoff Winners: 2007
FA Cup - Winners: 1946
FA Cup - Runners Up: 1898, 1899, 1903

Club Records


Record Attendance: 41,826 v Tottenham Hotspur (First Division, 1969)

Record victory: 12-0 v Finn Harps (Uefa Cup, 1976)

Record defeat: 2-11 v Everton (FA Cup, 1890)

Record Buy: £3,500,000 - Robert Earnshaw from Norwich City

Record Sale: £7,000,000 - Seth Johnson to Leeds United

Record Appearances: Kevin Hector - 581 - 1966-78, 1980-82

Record Goals: 205 - Steve Bloomer - 332 - 1892-1906, 1910-14

Squad


Goalkeepers:
1. Stephen Bywater
13. Saul Deeney
31. Ross Atkins
(On loan to Tamworth)
32. James Severn

Defenders:
2. John Brayford
3. Gareth Roberts
5. Shaun Barker
6. Dean Leacock
14. Russell Anderson
17. Jake Buxton
20. Miles Addison
21. Dean Moxey
36. Kallum Keane
39. Mitchell Hanson

Midfielders:
4. Paul Green
8. Robbie Savage
11. Stephen Pearson
15. David Martin
16. James Bailey
18. Ben Pringle
19. Tomasz Cywka
33. Arnaud Mendy
34. Greg Mills
(On loan to AFC Telford)
35. Jeff Hendrick
37. Ryan Connolly
38. Medi Abalimba
40. Graham Kelly
(On loan to Bray Wanderers)

Strikers:
7. Steve Davies
9. Rob Hulse
10. Kris Commons
12. Chris Porter
22. Luke Varney
23. Conor Doyle

Key Players:

Kris Commons: The talented midfielder joined Derby on a free from fierce rivals Nottingham Forest in 2008. Commons is a player with impressive technical ability and has a powerful shot on him. His most memorable goal came in the Carling Cup semi-final match against Manchester United at Pride Park where he scored a 25-yard strike resulting in a 1-0 win. Commons is Derby`s match winner and has the key to unlock most defences in this league. Commons has made 73 appearances for Derby scoring 11 goals in the process.

Rob Hulse: A powerful striker that can play up top on his own, Hulse leads the line with ease. His hold-up play complimented with his goal scoring ability makes him a dangerous prospect for Championship defences. Hulse is strong in the air and tidy on the ground and is a striker that will be familiar to Neil Warnock. Hulse signed for Warnock`s Sheffield United in 2007 and made 53 appearances scoring 8 times. Since joining Derby in 2008 Hulse has made 96 appearances scoring 30 goals - a decent return for a player who once suffered a serious injury.

Last Five Fixtures


Loss: 1-2 v Coventry (a)
Loss: 1-2 v Cardiff (h)
Loss: 0-1 v Crewe (a)
Win: 2-1 v Leeds (a)
Draw: 1-1 v Belper Town (a)

Facts & Figures v QPR



QPR 1-1 v Derby on 23 Mar 10
Derby 2-4 QPR on 24 Oct 09
Derby 0-2 QPR on 17 Jan 09
QPR 0-2 Derby on 27 Sept 08
Derby 1-1 QPR on 13 Mar 07



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