Blackburn Rovers vs. QPR
Blackburn Rovers' El Hadji Diouf (R) gestures towards Queens Park Rangers' Jamie Mackie (bottom) as he lies on the pitch injured during their FA Cup soccer match at Ewood Park in Blackburn, northern England January 8, 2011

It is a battle of the teams at the bottom of the table... and a battle of two teams desperate to pick up points. Blackburn's woeful season has had very few moments of joy and brilliance. They've won only 2 of their last 5 games and their only bright spot has been the form of Yakubu.

Queens Park Rangers, on the other hand, will want to get this match (and all others until their sizeable injury contingent comes back) with as little damage as possible.




Games Played2424
Goal difference-20-16
Last Five MatchesW L W D L LL L L W D L
Premier League Position1916
Top scorersYakubu Aiyegbeni - 12H.Helguson - 8
Last Encounter between the two sides.1(C. Samba)1(H. Helguson)
Players unavailableV.Grella (injured), G.Givet (Suspended) Daniel Gabbidon, DJ Campbell, Jay Bothroyd, Alejandro Faurlin, Akos Buzsaky, Luke Young, Heidar Helguson (all injured), Djibril Cisse (suspended)