Vital QPR takes a look at this weekend's opponents Norwich City
Facts & Figures
Nickname: The Canaries
Ground: Carrow Road (26,034)
Manager : Paul Lambert
Football League Cup: Winners 1962, 1985 Football League Cup: Runners Up - 1973, 1975
Football League Division Two: Champions - 1972, 1986, 2004 Football League One: Champions - 2009-10
Football League Division Three (South) Champions - 1934
Record Attendance: 43,984 v Leicester City (FA Cup 6th Round, 1963)
Record victory: 10-2 v Coventry City (Third Division South, 1930)
Record defeat: 2 - 10 v Notts County (Southern League, 1908)
Record Buy: Robert Earnshaw - £3,500,000 from W.B.A
Record Sale: Dean Ashton - £7,250,000 to West Ham
Record Appearances: Ron Ashman - 592
Record Goals: Johnny Gavin - 122
Goalkeepers: 1. John Ruddy 13. Declan Rudd 31. Jed Steer
Defenders: 2. Russell Martin 3. Adam Drury 5. Michael Nelson 6. Zak Whitbread 20. Leon Barnett (On loan from WBA) 22. Elliot Ward 26. Steven Smith 28. George Francomb 33. Jens Berthel Askou 36. Samuel Habergham
Midfielders: 4. Matthew Gill (On loan to Peterborough United) 7. Andrew Crofts 8. Stephen Hughes 11. Andrew Surman 12. Henri Lansbury (On loan from Arsenal) 14. Wesley Hoolahan 15. David Fox 17. Tom Adeyemi (On loan to Bradford) 18. Korey Smith 19. Simon Lappin 24. Anthony McNamee 29. Josh Dawkin 30. Owain Tudur Jones (On loan to Yeovil)
Strikers: 9. Grant Holt 10. Simeon Jackson 16. Chris Martin 23. Oli Johnson 25. Luke Daley 27. Cody McDonald (On loan to Gillingham)
Wesley Hoolahan : The Dublin born creative midfielder joined Norwich in 2008 from fellow Championship side Blackpool. Hoolahan spent two seasons at Bloomfield Road scoring 16 times. Prior to his spell at Blackpool Hoolahan has played for Livingston and Shelbourne. At Shelbourne the winger won 3 League of Ireland Championships and won PFAI young player of the year in 2002/03.
Hoolahan came to prominence for the Canaries in their promotion season forging a lethal partnership with front two Chris Martin and Grant Holt. Between them they scored a potent 67 goals in what was a memorable year for Norwich.
Chris Martin: A striker still finding his feet at this level but certainly has the potential to be a very good Championship player, providing he keeps his head down. Martin is a product of the Norwich academy and has already represented the Canaries 98 times scoring 32 goals. A very reasonable return considering the striker is still pretty raw.
His development was certainly aided by the season long loan spell at Luton Town where he scored 13 goals in 51 appearances. The promising forward has developed a strong partnership with Grant Holt and their intelligent link up play will cause most defences problems.
Last Five Fixtures
Win: 4-2 v Sheffield United (h) Win: 2-1 v Coventry City (a) Loss: 0-2 v Portsmouth (h) Win: 2-1 v Derby County (a) Win: 4-1 v Ipswich Town (h)
Last Five Fixtures v QPR
QPR 0-0 Norwich City on 16/10/10 QPR 0-1 Norwich City on 03/03/09 Norwich City 0-1 QPR on 17/09/08 Norwich City 3-0 QPR on 26/04/08 QPR 1-0 Norwich City on 08/10/07