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View From The Town End: Queens Park Rangers

It's Thursday night football at the Mad Stad this week as QPR come down to Berkshire for a game live on the telebox. So what can we expect from tomorrow night's opponents?

Today we're happy to welcome back QPR fan Paul to give us his thoughts on Thursday night's clash.

How would you sum up QPR's season so far?

Our season is yet to take off after the board decided that after six or seven games; instead of rebuilding, finding a way of relaunching our very ignored youth policy and restructuring the whole ethos of the transfer policy - they changed course and opted to go for promotion.  That meant disposing of Chris Ramsey who was just months into what he thought was a three-year plan.

Were fans supportive of the decision to replace Chris Ramsey?

If you've seen us live on the TV this year you'll have seen and heard that Ramsey didn't ever seem to be popular with the majority of fans. It was quite sad hearing some of the abuse he got and I can't remember another manager who started a job with nobody chanting his name and the booing being so personal. It seems he just wasn't the man for the job but after having no support from those around him I did feel for him.

Who do you want to take over?

I would give the job to Neil Warnock until the end of the season just to try and bring stability into the club, then come the summer we can refocus and get exactly the right managerial team in to take the club forward next season. Make no bones about it, this is one of the biggest appointments QPR will make.

Any fond memories of games between our sides?

Winning 2-1 at Elm Park in 1997, John Spencer got one of them, I can't remember who got the other (ed. Steve Swales OG!) but our fans enjoyed it because you'd beaten us twice the year before and was our first win in four attempts against you.

Any not so fond ones?

The first time I came across Reading after moving to England was when we played you in the Simod Cup. You won three-one I seem to remember but you weren't in the hoops... just saying!

Which QPR player should we be most wary of on Thursday?

On paper the whole team should be good enough to put fear into all Championship sides but Thursday, who knows? If Warnock can get the lads fired up then I'd expect Faurlin & Charlie Austin to stand out but young Grant Hall at the back is also turning into a fantastic player, our find of the season so far.

Any Reading player you're not looking forward to facing?

As I'm Northern Irish, Olly Norwood is a fantastic player on his day and I know can have that killer pass and free-kick In him.

Score prediction?

I'm hoping we're still giving Warnock a chance to put his hat in the ring for the job and so that could see a win. If on the other hand it's his QPR swansong then let's also hope it's a good one! I'm going to say 2-0 to QPR.

Thanks again to Paul and you can follow him on Twitter @paulfinney1969.