Michael Appleton provides update on Charlie Patino and Lewis Fiorini after QPR win

Blackpool head to Loftus Road tonight looking to get back to winning ways after back-to-back defeats in the Championship.
Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now

The TV cameras will be watching this evening as the game against QPR has been picked for live coverage on Sky Sports.

If you won’t be watching the game, feel free to follow our blog for build-up, team news, regular live match updates and post-match reaction.

QPR v Blackpool - live updates

Key Events

  • FT: QPR 0-1 Blackpool
  • Seasiders looking to get back to winning ways in front of the TV cameras
  • Gary Madine missing again with a shin injury

Here’s how Pool line up

QPR 10/11 Blackpool 29/10 Draw 5/2

Odds according to Betfair.

How should the Seasiders line up?

Shayne Lavery has put himself in the frame to start after his pumped-up display off the bench against Swansea on Saturday.

Should he feature, he might start on the left in place of Theo Corbeanu, who was hooked off at half-time on the weekend.

Elsewhere, Jordan Gabriel might be ready to start his first game of the season after making two sub appearances so far on his return from injury.

In midfield, Charlie Patino will be aiming to start after only starting on the bench against Swansea.

Michael Appleton’s pre-match comments

Michael Appleton's side were booed by a section of supporters after Saturday's defeatMichael Appleton's side were booed by a section of supporters after Saturday's defeat
Michael Appleton's side were booed by a section of supporters after Saturday's defeat

“We’ve just got to make sure we focus on our performance on Saturday and not the result, because the results for both sides could have been and perhaps should have been different.

“You could argue Sunderland should have won the game and we should have won our game, but as it was they somehow found a way to get a point out of the game and we lose.

“It will be interesting to see how the game pans out on Tuesday because there’s normally a fantastic atmosphere at Loftus Road, so we’re expecting a quick start.

“Michael Beale has gone in there and it’s still early days for him. But even when Mark had them over the last few years they’ve been a side that have been easy on the eye and they’ve got a lot of young players.

“You’ve only got to look at the top end of the pitch and the quality they’ve got, because they’ve got some players who could potentially play in any team in this division.

“Like all of us, the manager will be judged on how many points he can pick up but at the same time, they seem a very sensible football club in terms of wanting to play a certain way, they want to develop players, hopefully similar to ourselves and do it the right way.”

Gary Madine misses out again after taking a knock to his shin against Stoke last weekGary Madine misses out again after taking a knock to his shin against Stoke last week
Gary Madine misses out again after taking a knock to his shin against Stoke last week

There’s no fresh injury news to report for the Seasiders, meaning Gary Madine remains sidelined with a shin complaint.

Luke Garbutt, Kevin Stewart, Keshi Anderson and Jake Beesley also remain sidelined.

As for QPR, Michael Beale will be without Jordan Archer, Taylor Richards and Jake Clarke-Salter.

Kenneth Paal and Chris Willock should return though.

Blackpool head to the capital today looking to bounce back from consecutive league defeats.

The Seasiders found themselves on the wrong end of a cruel 1-0 defeat to Swansea City on Saturday, conceding the decisive goal in the 87th minute of the game.

Despite the result, Michael Appleton’s side performed well and were the side looking more likely to win the game late on, only to be sucker-punched on the counter attack three minutes from time.

It means the Seasiders have begun the new season with a win and two defeats, leaving Appleton’s men in 17th place.

Tonight’s opponents QPR, meanwhile, have taken four points from their opening three league games.

Michael Beale’s side recovered from two goals down on Saturday to draw 2-2 with Sunderland, their last-gasp equaliser coming via the head of goalkeeper Seny Dieng.

And welcome to tonight’s live blog.

Blackpool head to Loftus Road tonight looking to get back to winning ways after back-to-back defeats in the Championship.

The TV cameras will be watching this evening as the game against QPR has been picked for live coverage on Sky Sports.

If you won’t be watching the game, feel free to follow our blog for build-up, team news, regular live match updates and post-match reaction.