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Vital QPR take on Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, here we outline the Premier League club.

Facts & Figures

Founded: 1875

Nickname: Rovers

Ground: Ewood Park (31,367)

Manager : Steve Kean

Selected Honours

Premier League Winners - 1994/95
Premier League Runners Up- 1993/94
League Division 1 (now Premier League) champions - 1911/12, 1913/14
League Division 1 (now the Championship) runners-up - 2001/01
League Division 2 (now the Championship) champions - 1938/39
League Division 2 (now the Championship) runners-up - 1957/58
League Division 3 (now League One) champions - 1974/75
League Division 3 (now League One) runners-up - 1979/80
FA Cup winners - 1884, 1885, 1886, 1890, 1891, 1928
FA Cup runners-up - 1882, 1960
League Cup winners - 2002

Club Records

Record Attendance: 62,255 v Bolton Wanderers, FA Cup 6th round, 2 March 1929

Record victory: 11-0 v Rossendale United, FA Cup 1st round 13 October 1884

Record defeat: 0-8 v Arsenal, Division 1, 25 February 1933

Record Buy: 8m to Manchester United for Andrew Cole in December 2001

Record Sale: 18m from Manchester City F.C. for Roque Santa Cruz in June 2009

Record Appearances: Derek Fazackerley, 593+3sub, 1970/71 to 1986/87

Record Goals: Simon Garner, 194 goals (168 league), 1978/79 to 1991/92

Squad

Goalkeepers:
1. Paul Robinson
13. Mark Bunn
32. Jason Brown (On loan to Leyton Orient)
34. Frank Fielding (On loan to Derby County)

Defenders:
3. Martin Olsson
4. Christopher Samba
5. Gael Givet
6. Ryan Nelson
27. Michel Salgado
28. Phil Jones
29. Gavin Gunning (On loan to Bury)
31. Grant Hanley
39. Pascal Chimbonda

Midfielders:
7. Brett Emerton
8. David Dunn
11. Vincenzo Grella
12. Morten Gamst Pedersen
14. Amine Linganzi
15. Steven Nzonzi
17. Keith Andrews
25. Alan Judge (On loan to Notts County)
26. Herold Goulon
33. Josh Morris
35. Jason Lowe
36. Michael Potts

Strikers:
9. Nikola Kalinic
10. El-Hadji Diouf
19. Aaron Doran
21. Benjani Mwaruwari
23. David Hoilett
30. Jason Roberts
41. Mame Diouf (On loan from Manchester United)

Key Player:

Morten Gamst Pedersen: Arguably Pedersen has been Blackburn's best player this season recapturing his old goal-scoring form which has helped his side earn several invaluable points. The Norwegian international possesses a peach of a left-foot and can deliver a menacing set-piece or two. To add to his weaponry he also has a dangerous long-throw that can wreak havoc in the penalty-box. The talented midfielder started his career in Norway with Tromso before moving to Lancashire in 2004. Since joining Blackburn Pedersen has racked up 257 appearances in all competitions scoring 48 goals.

Last Five Fixtures

Loss: 1-2 v Bolton (a)
Draw: 1-1 v West Ham (h)
Loss: 0-2 v Stoke (h)
Win: 3-1 v West Brom (a)
Loss: 0-3 v Sunderland (a)

Last Five Fixtures v QPR

Blackburn Rovers 3-0 QPR on 7 Jan 06
QPR 1-3 Blackburn Rovers on 7 Apr 01
Blackburn Rovers 0-0 QPR on 9 Dec 00
Blackburn Rovers 0-2 QPR on 30 Oct 99
QPR 0-0 Blackburn Rovers on 2 Oct 99




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Writer: JackSupple Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 6 2011

Time: 9:55PM

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Heyyyyyy! We beat Liverpool in our last fixture! Lol best of luck lads
Sasman
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06/01/2011 22:17:00

Apologies for that. Must admit I wrote this article before the game against Liverpool. Blackburn were mightly impressive.
jacksupple
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07/01/2011 17:15:00

* very
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