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  • 17 January 2012
  • • 20:00
  • • Loftus Road Stadium, London
  • Referee: P. Dowd
  • • Attendance: 10855
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QPR - MK Dons Preview: Premier League side still looking for first FA Cup win in 11 years

QPR - MK Dons Preview: Premier League side still looking for first FA Cup win in 11 years

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Mark Hughes goes in search of his first win as manager in his maiden game at Loftus Road, but Rangers have not won in 17 attempts in the competition, and face an in-form away side


PROBABLE LINEUPS

QPR

Kenny
Orr, Hall, Gabbidon, Hill
Mackie, Buzsaky, Smith, Derry, Wright-Phillips Macheda
MK DONS

Martin
Doumbie, Lewington, Smith, Gleeson
Powell, Williams, Chadwick, Potter
Bowditch, Ibehre

QPR boss Mark Hughes could make some changes to the side who lost 1-0 at Newcastle, but is still likely to name a strong starting XI as he looks for his first win for the club in his first game at Loftus Road.

He is, however, still without club captain Joey Barton who is serving his suspension picked up for a red card against Norwich, while Adel Taraabt and Armand Traore are on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations.

MK Dons have two injury concerns: Charlie MacDonald missed the first game with a knee injury, and is unlikely to play, while Gary MacKenzie picked up a hip injury when the sides met last weekend.

DID YOU KNOW?
  • QPR have not won an FA Cup game for 11 years.
  • That run consists of 17 matches.
  • However, they have not been knocked out by a side outside of the top two divisions since 2003 against Grimsby.
  • QPR are on a winless run of 10 games in all competitions.
  • The Premier League club have failed to keep a clean sheet in 13 games.
  • MK Dons were only founded in 2004.
  • The tie at Stadium:MK boasted the club's largest ever home attendance of 19,506.
  • The Dons have not lost away from home since October, a run of six matches.
  • The winners of the tie will be at home to Chelsea in the next round.


Players to watch

F. Macheda

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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  • 0
  • 0
It's likely that the on-loan Manchester United striker will get a start again in the FA Cup, and this could be his chance to shine for new manager Hughes.

D. Bowditch

Position: Attacker

Games: 3

  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
The striker has three goals so far in the FA Cup this season after joining the Dons in the summer. He scored in the first game between the two, and the hosts will have to be wary that he doesn't get another in the replay.

Editor's Prediction

MK Dons will give it a real go again, but maybe being on home turf will give the Rs that little advantage that will see them into the next round.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Queens Park Rangers

Milton Keynes Dons

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Queens Park Rangers FC QPR
Queens Park Rangers FC Queens Park Rangers
Draw
Milton Keynes Dons FC MKD
Milton Keynes Dons FC Milton Keynes Dons
69%
22%

Top 3 Predictions

Queens Park Rangers FC QPR
2 - 1
Milton Keynes Dons FC MKD
Queens Park Rangers FC QPR
1 - 0
Milton Keynes Dons FC MKD
Queens Park Rangers FC QPR
2 - 0
Milton Keynes Dons FC MKD

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