Queens Park Rangers v Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough's Aitor Karanka

Middlesbrough have a game in hand over Brighton and Burnley who play each other on Saturday

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Ben Gladwin could be added to the QPR squad for the visit of Middlesbrough on Friday.

The midfielder recently returned to the club from a loan spell at Bristol City for treatment on a knee injury.

Defender Daniel Ayala (hamstring) may return as Middlesbrough aim to put pressure on the top of the Championship.

Teenager Dael Fry is back from England Under-19s duty, but Damia Abella remains sidelined with his knee injury.


  • QPR have lost just one of their previous 19 league games at home against Middlesbrough (W10 D8).
  • Middlesbrough’s stoppage time winner at the Riverside in November ended a four match losing run against the R’s.
  • Boro have won just one of their last seven away matches, losing the last three in a row.
  • No Championship side has scored more goals via corners this season than QPR (10).
  • QPR have won their last three league games at Loftus Road, they have not won four in a row since December 2013 (five wins).
  • Aitor Karanka’s side have kept more clean sheets (19) than any other Championship team in 2015-16.

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