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Blackburn vs QPR predicted XIs: Team news as Dickie set to return for suspended Sanderson

By Richard McTiernan

Published: 11:00, 25 February 2022

Blackburn and QPR will look to continue their promotion push when they meet at Ewood Park on Saturday at 12:30pm (UK time).

Both teams are currently in the top six and looking to keep the pressure on Bournemouth who are currently second and in an automatic promotion spot. Blackburn are in fifth although a little out of form while QPR in third will be looking to build on their midweek victory against Blackpool.

The absence of Ben Brerton-Diaz has hit the hosts hard and they have blanked in the last five while QPR have chosen to lead their line with attacking midfielders Ilas Chair and Chris Willock.

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Blackburn team news vs QPR:

  • Ins: None
  • Outs: Ben Brereton-Diaz
  • Doubts: None

Brereton-Diaz set to miss out

Blackburn will be disappointed to learn that this game is likely to come too soon for 20 goal striker Ben Brereton-Diaz. The next best scorer is Sam Gallagher with just six goals and he is set to lead the line.

Ryan Giles didn’t feature in midweek but is expected to return as Tony Mowbray might consider a few changes after a poor run of form.


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Predicted Blackburn XI vs Watford:

  • Kaminski; Lenihan, Wharton, Van Hecke; Nyambe, Travis, Rothwell, Giles; Buckley, Dolan, Gallagher. (3-4-3)

QPR team news vs Blackburn: Willock to lead the line again?

  • Ins: Rob Dickie
  • Outs: Dion Sanderson
  • Doubts: None

Christopher Willock lead the line in midweek and he might get the nod to do so again here ahead of Charlie Austin and Andre Gray.

Rob Dickie missed out in midweek through suspension but then Dion Sanderson got sent-off in midweek so he is expected to slot right back in.

Predicted QPR XI vs Blackburn:

  • Dieng; Dickie, Dunne, Barbet; Kamara, Adomah, Hendrick, Field, Odubajo; Johansen, Chair, Willock (3-4-3)

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