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Vital QPR takes a look at this Saturday`s opponents Leeds United

Facts & Figures

Founded: 1919

Nickname: The Whites

Ground: Elland Road - 39,460

Manager : Simon Grayson

Selected Honours

First Division: Winners - 1968-69, 1973-74, 1991-92
Second Division: Winners - 1923-24, 1963-64, 1989-90

FA Cup: Winners - 1972
League Cup: Winners - 1968
FA Charity Shield: Winners - 1969, 1992

Club Records

Record Attendance: 57,892 v Sunderland (FA Cup 5th Round Replay, 1967)

Record victory: 8-0 v Leicester City (First Division One, 1934)

Record defeat: 1-8 v Stoke City (First Division, 1934)

Record Buy: Rio Ferdinand - 18,000,000 from West Ham United

Record Sale: Rio Ferdinand - 32,550,000 to Manchester United

Record Appearances: Jack Charlton - 773

Record Goals: Peter Lorimer - 238

Squad

Goalkeepers:
1. Kasper Schmeichel
12. Shane Higgs
25. Alan Martin
(On loan to Barrow)

Defenders:
2. Paul Connolly
3. Patrick Kisnorbo
4. Alex Bruce
5. Neil Collins
6. Richard Naylor
19. Ben Parker
20. Jason Crowe
21. Federico Bessone
26. Leigh Bromby
29. George McCartney
40. Andrew O`Brien

Midfielders:
7. Max Gradel
8. Neil Kilkenny
11. Llyod Sam
14. Jonathan Howson
16. Bradley Johnson
17. Amdy Faye
22. Andy Hughes
30. Will Hatfield
33. Ramon Nunez

Strikers:
9. Billy Paynter
10. Luciano Becchio
18. Sanchez Watt
23. Robert Snodgrass
27. David Somma
35. Tom Elliot
(On loan to Rotherham)
44. Ross McCormack

Key Player:

Max Gradel: The Ivorian wide-man has to be considered one the danger-men for the match against Leeds United. The tricky winger who is also adept upfront is a player, who on his day can be a total menace to opposition defences. Armed with pace, skill and a powerful shot, Gradel has unsurprisingly adapted comfortably to life in the Championship having made the step up from League 1. Gradel started his career at Leicester City and played a valid role in the Foxes` promotion season making a total of 27 league appearances. Gradel also had two spells on loan at Bournemouth where he made 37 appearances scoring 10 goals. Once Leicester were promoted to the Championship, Gradel found first team appearances hard to come by and joined Leeds United on loan in 2009. Gradel made 14 league appearances scoring 3 times and in the January transfer window of that season he made the move permanent helping Leeds back to the Championship.

Last Five Fixtures

Win: 2-3 v Burnley (a)
Win: 2-1 v Crystal Palace (h)
Draw: 0-0 v Reading (a)
Draw: 1-1 v Norwich (a)
Win: 3-1 v Bristol City (h)

Last Five Fixtures v QPR

Leeds United 0-0 QPR on 20th Feb 07
QPR 2-2 Leeds United on 8th Aug 06
Leeds United 2-0 QPR on 4th Feb 06
QPR 0-1 Leeds United on 17th Sept 05
QPR 1-1 Leeds United on 16th Apr 05




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Date:Thursday December 16 2010

Time: 6:56PM

 

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