QPR manager Ian Holloway has hailed Birmingham boss Steve Cotterill, calling him 'a good coach and a good manager'.
The Blues had high hopes at the start of the season, but find themselves in 22nd place in the Championship having scored just 10 goals in 21 games this term.
But Holloway says his side must still be wary.
Speaking to the club's website, he said: "Steve has a couple of ways of setting his side up, so we’ll be ready for whatever way he opts to go.
“He’s inherited a good squad of players at St. Andrews.
“Steve is a good coach and a good manager. His teams work hard and show plenty of endeavour.
“We won there quite comfortably last season, 4-1, and given that was the last time we won away from home, it’s a really important game for us."