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View From The Town End: QPR

The Championship is back! So what can Reading expect from QPR at Loftus Road?

Queens Park Rangers v Charlton Athletic - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Joel Ford/Getty Images

This week's opposition view comes from R's fan Simon Skinner from QPRNet - @simonskinner76

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

Pretty dull! We started like a train v Leeds and haven't got close to matching that performance again. Football is ponderous with and without the ball. I'm hoping that the dramatic Fulham win will help us kick on.

Are the fans still behind Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as manager?

I would say the support is pretty split. Whilst I'm not convinced he's the right man we need some stability so sacking him won't do the club much good either. The whole Telegraph debacle didn't help but what it did show is that the decision makers at the club seem to be squarely behind him and that probably matters more than whether the fans are.

What have you made of the Championship so far?

It seems the usual blend of a four half decent sides mixed with twenty that are much of a muchness. As usual anyone can beat anyone on their day. Newcastle on paper seem streets ahead, I was lucky enough to miss our mauling at our place through illness!

Any good or bad memories of games between QPR & Reading?

Two memories stand out for me. The infamous "Jacks" incident that saw Cureton lose his head and get himself sent off for having a lash out at Sidwell. The other is the Graeme Murty pen when you romped the league. One of the biggest home town decisions in the history of home town decisions! Need a win to break the points record and lo and behold...

Who should Reading fans be wary of on Saturday?

New signing Idrissa Sylla has already shown he can be a right handful in this league. His late winner against Fulham is likely to secure him a start up front with our other main threat, Tjarron Chery, playing off of him. Teenage Irish winger Olamide Shodipo (least Irish name you've ever heard, right?) has made a big impression this season and has become a real fans favourite already.

Anyone in the Reading team that's impressed you?

John Swift has always looked a good player when I've seen him.

Score prediction?

As is pretty standard for Rangers, I'm thinking this will likely be a fairly lacklustre draw with few thrills. If you can get decent set piece delivery in, especially from corners, you could be in luck as we cannot defend them to save our lives! We are also excellent at them at the other end though! I'm going 1-1

Finally, any tips for Reading fans making the trip?

Head to Shepherds Bush for your pre match food and beverages as there's not much round the ground and try and ignore the overzealous stewarding that seems to be commonplace in our away end by all accounts.