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Loftus Road Stadium (ATT 15,195) 13th August 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Atkinson

QPR Queens Park Rangers vs Bolton Wanderers Bolton

QPR 0

C Hill (S/O 90+4)

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Bolton 4

G Cahill (45+2)
D Gabbidon (og 67)
I Klasnic (70)
F Muamba (79)

QPR v Bolton preview

Newly-promoted Rangers kick-off their top-flight return

By Soriebah Kajue.   Last Updated: 12/08/11 4:33pm

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Queens Park Rangers will welcome Bolton for their first Premier League game at Loftus Road in 15 years.

Form guide (last six games of last season): QPR:: LWDDDL Bolton: LLLLLW Injuries: QPR: Mackie Bolton: Mears, Lee, Holden, Davis, Ricketts Sky Bet odds: QPR 5/4 Draw 9/4 Bolton 11/5 Jamie Redknapp's Red Hot Tips: QPR to win 2-1 - 9/1 Opta Stat: QPR won both meetings with Bolton in the Premier League by a single goal margin Bet on Saturday's match

The West London club claimed the Championship title last season and will have survival as their ultimate target this year.

Neil Warnock has not been provided with lavish funds to reshape his squad ahead of an arduous and long campaign, despite the vast wealth of his multi-millionaire owners.

Jay Bothroyd, Danny Gabbidon, Kieron Dyer and goalkeeper Brian Murphy have all been signed on free transfers, while DJ Campbell was snapped up for £1.25million from Blackpool.

Debuts

All the outfield players will be handed their Premier League debuts on Saturday as Warnock looks to harness their top-flight experience.

Talisman Adel Taraabt will be a key figure for Warnock this campaign and if the Yorkshirman can find a way to cajole his Moroccan genius, he will be a problem for most teams in the division.

Owen Coyle has been busy this summer at the Reebok Stadium and has swelled his ranks with new signings.

Midfielders Darren Pratley and Nigel Reo-Coker arrived on free transfers from Swansea and Aston Villa, respectively.

Loan

Tyrone Mears and Chris Eagles arrived from Burnley for a combined fee of £3million, while Turkey international Tuncay comes in from Wolfsburg on a season long deal.

Tuncay is set to miss the game as he has yet to be granted a work permit, while Reo-Coker and Eagles are expected to make their Premier League bows for the Trotters.

Coyle, though, will definitely be without Mears and Lee Chung-yong, who both sustained broken legs during the pre-season.

Bolton endured a terrible end to the last campaign - losing five of their last six games - and they will want to begin this one by erasing that memory.

Probable starting XIs

QPR: Cerny, Orr, Gabbidon, Shittu, Hill, Dyer, Derry, Taraabt, Faurlin, Bothroyd, Campbell.

Bolton: Jaaskelainen; Steinsson, Knight, Cahill, Robinson, Eagles, Muamba, Reo-Coker, Petrov, Davies, Klasnic.

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