QPR are dedicating the home game against Rotherham on August 22 to club legend Stan Bowles.
The man regularly voted Rs all-time fans’ favourite was diagnosed with a form of Alzheimer’s this week, and the club have vowed to celebrate the forward’s career in other ways as well.
The date coincides with the 40th anniversary of the day Rangers won 5-1 at reigning Division One champions Derby County – and Bowles scored a hat-trick.
The Rangers of 1975-76 was considered to be the club’s finest hour and full of talent, like Bowles along with grit from the likes of Dave Webb and Frank McLintock, and came within a point of the first-tier title, only to be pipped at the post by Liverpool.
Squad members from four decades back will be guests at games throughout the season, and Rs matchday programme’s front cover will be modelled on the design of the 1975/76 publication, and carry a special commemorative section inside.