QPR expect West Brom clash to go ahead despite tube strikes

The Boxing Day fixture at Loftus Road was cast into doubt due to planned action from London Underground workers but the Rs have confirmed it will still take place
QPR have confirmed their Boxing Day fixture against West Brom will go ahead despite the planned London Underground staff strikes.

Tube workers are scheduled to stage three walk-outs over the Christmas period in a dispute over pay, with travel chaos expected in the capital as a result.

However, the west London club have simply advised supporters to allow themselves extra time to make the journey to Loftus Road due to the inconvenience.

A statement on the club's official website read: "The Boxing Day fixture against West Bromwich Albion will go ahead as scheduled, despite Tube services across the capital being affected by a drivers' strike.

"The Barclays Premier League clash against the Baggies will kick-off at 3.00pm, although supporters are advised to allow extra time for their journeys to and from Loftus Road.

"Buses will be running on the usual Sunday/Bank Holiday service on the day of the fixture, whilst parking in the borough will be free."

Arsenal previously warned their game with West Ham may be postponed if there was to be a tube strike, although this has yet to be confirmed. Whilst Fulham's encounter with Southampton could also be affected by the planned strike.