The defeat to Charlton Athletic in the first stage was not the beginning of the season that I dreamed Chris Ramsey for his team. All that Charlton 0-2 shows how difficult it will be this season’s Championship for QPR. Many considered the beginning of the season as QPR before a definite favorite for promotion in the Premier League since the first year. QPR brought players like Ben Gladwin, Massimo Luongo Jamie Mackie attacking return to the Premier League. The problem remains that hosts Saturday to keep them on Rob Green and Charlie Austin not yet decided to stay. If Austin will leave people at QPR need to cover the hole in the offensive especially after the first stage Londoners have failed to score. Yeovil 3-0 victory in midweek Cup should provide more confidence in the duel at QPR on Saturday.
Queens Park Rangers: Green; Perch, Onouha, Hill, Konchesky; Luongo, Henry Phillips, Chery, Mackie; Austin.
Unlike Queens Park, Cardiff City has a lot more close-knit and more stable players from which to choose. The only newcomer in the group at Cardiff is brought Sami Ameobi from Newcastle. Russell Slade has also the task to keep the club afloat since it finances those in Cardiff were narrower. “Bluebird” lost only one of the last nine trips and QPR meet a band that has only one victory on home soil in 2015, the success against Newcastle United. Injuries have hit the Cardiff this summer and the main two central defenders Ben Turner and Bruno Manga will be absent but even so defense is the strength of the guests. Even with a good defensive people in Cardiff have not managed to get just one goal in the last eight trips.
Cardiff City: Moore; Malone, Morrison, Connolly, Peltier; Noone, Ralls, Dikgacoi, Whittingham, Pilkington; Freemason.