If there are two teams that have experienced contrasting fortunes in the Sky Bet Championship so far this season, then it would have to be QPR and Preston North End, with the sides currently sat at opposite ends of the league table.
QPR are currently positioned in fifth place, with two wins from their first three league matches. Victories over Leeds United and Cardiff City were tainted by a loss at Barnsley, which manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink blamed on a “Wild West” referee.
A 4-2 win on penalties against Swindon Town in the EFL Cup first round also added some joy to the early season period for the fans.
Contrastingly, Preston are yet to pick up a point this season.
Three league defeats to Reading, Fulham, and Derby County have seen fans criticising the club’s start to the campaign, and a narrow 1-0 win over Hartlepool in the EFL Cup first round has done little to reduce the bad mood around the club.
In this crucial fixture for both teams, FootballLeagueWorld writer Steve Day identifies THREE players that he thinks will stand out and have a crucial influence in the game on Saturday…