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Vital QPR takes a look at this weekend`s opponents Cardiff City

Facts & Figures

Founded: 1899 (As Riverside A.F.C)

Nickname: The Bluebirds

Ground: Cardiff City Stadium - 26,828

Manager : Dave Jones

Selected Honours

FA Cup Winners - 1927
FA Cup Runners Up - 1925, 2008
Second Division (Old) Runners Up - 1921, 1952, 1960.
Third Division South Champions - 1947
Third Division Champions - 1993
Third Division (Old) Runners Up - 1976, 1983
Second Division Playoff Winners - 2003

Club Records

Record Attendance: 57,893 v Arsenal (1953)

Record victory: 16-0 v Knighton Town (Welsh Cup Round 5, 1961)

Record defeat: 2-11 v Sheffield United (1926)

Record Buy: Michael Chopra - £3,000,000 from Sunderland

Record Sale: Michael Chopra - £5,000,000 to Sunderland

Record Appearances: Phil Dwyer - 535

Record Goals: Len Davies - 148

Squad

Goalkeepers:
1. David Marshall
22. Tom Heaton

Defenders:
2. Kevin McNaughton
3. Lee Naylor
5. Mark Hudson
6. Gabor Gyepes
14. Paul Quinn
15. Anthony Gerrard (On loan to Hull City)
24. Miguel Comminges
26. Martin John (On loan to Newport)
27. Adam Matthews

Midfielders:
4. Gavin Rae
7. Peter Whittingham
10. Stephen McPhail
11. Chris Burke
19. Jason Koumas (On loan from Wigan)
20. Seyi Olofinjana (On loan from Hull City)
21. Daniel Drinkwater (On loan from Manchester United)
23. Darcy Blake
28. Aaron Wildig
49. Jonathan Meades

Strikers:
8. Michael Chopra
9. Jay Bothroyd
17. Andrew Keogh (On loan from Wolves)
39. Craig Bellamy (On loan from Manchester City)

Key Player:

Peter Whittingham: A versatile midfielder with excellent technique, Peter Whittingham started his career at Aston Villa and featured 56 times scoring 1 league goal. During his time at Villa Whittingham went out on loan to Burnley and Derby County. After failing to hold down a first team place at Villa, he joined Cardiff in 2007 for a reported fee of £350,000. Since joining Cardiff Whittingham has become a central figure for the Bluebirds and last season was in sensational form scoring a staggering 22 goals from midfield. He is a real danger from set-pieces and is awareness and ability to bring others into play makes him a valuable asset for Cardiff.

Last Five Fixtures

Loss: 0-2 v Nottingham Forest (h)
Win: 4-2 v Scunthorpe United (a)
Draw: 1-1 v Reading (a)
Loss: 0-1 v Swansea City (h)
Win: 3-1 v Norwich (h)

Last Five Fixtures v QPR

QPR 0-1 Cardiff City on Apr 17, 2010
Cardiff City 0-2 QPR on Sept 19, 2009
Cardiff City 0-0 QPR on Feb 25, 2009
QPR 1-0 Cardiff City on Nov 8, 2008
Cardiff City 3-1 QPR on Jan 29, 2008




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Writer:JackSupple
Date:Thursday November 25 2010
Time: 8:00AM

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