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Good afternoon from Loftus Road!

It's been a disappointing couple of weeks for QPR but the team will no doubt be determined to put things right in front of their own fans.

The comfortable defeat against Middlesbrough two weeks was made worse after losing 2-0 to 10-man Bristol City at Ashton Gate seven days ago, a defeat which has injected the Hoops faithful with a wave of anxiety.

In terms of six-pointers, you won't find a much bigger game than this afternoon's clash against Barnsley; with a victory bringing the relegation-battlers within touching distance of Ian Holloway's men.

I wouldn't describe it as a must-win, but a defeat must be out of the question for the QPR camp.

As ever, we'll have all the build-up, team news and updates as it happens right here.

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Full-time QPR 1 Barnsley 0

QPR record a hard-fought victory at Loftus Road.

A great ball over the top finds Osayi-Samuel who’s effort is blocked.

Bright Osayi-Samuel breaks with pace but has his effort blocked.

Joel Lynch denies a late effort from Barnsley.

Bright Osayi-Samuel breaks and hits his effort wide of the mark.

Bright Osayi-Samuel replaces Matt Smith.

Ryan Manning is given a straight-red card for an awful challenge.

Jordan Cousins is replaced by Ryan Manning for QPR.

Matt Smith goes close as he gets on the end of James Perch’s headed cross.

Alex Smithies claims a free-kick from deep with ease.

Barnsley having to force the issue now as they try and get back into this.

Luke Freeman tries to get in on the action but his effort goes wide of the mark.

GOAL! QPR 1 (Scowen) Barnsley 0

Josh Scowen bends a sublime effort past the goalkeeper to give QPR the lead!

We're back underway for the second half

Half-time

Alex Smithies makes a remarkable save to stop Adam Hammill’s volley finding the top corner.

QPR are defending well here, as a fluid Barnsley attack looks to over-run the central area of the pitch, with both wingers cutting inside to over-populate the area behind the attackers.

Thankfully, QPR are handling it relatively well so far.

It hasn’t been a classic by any stretch of the imagination, and both sides are cancelling each other out here with the scores at 0-0 before the break.

A corner from Luke Freeman finds James Perch who heads just over the bar.

A great piece of control by Joel Lynch brings the ball down on the left before he whips in a fierce cross.

Someone should have been on the end of that.

An out-of-character burst forward by Nedum Onuoha leads Jordan Cousins to go close after a ball from Wszolek.

A cross by Andy Yiadom finds Gary Gardner who volleys over.

QPR are starting to find their way into the game here, but the centre of defence still looks like an area that could cause problems as Barnsley look to break with pace.

A great ball over the top by Onuoha finds Washington who wins a corner.

Barnsley break again as Kieffer Moore finds space down the left flank but has his effort saved.

Adam Hammill’s effort on the right is deflected into Alex Smithies’ arms by Josh Scowen.

Barnsley certainly looking the more dangerous as QPR’s new defensive line find their feet.

A delicately chipped free-kick in from Hammill finds Matt Mills who hits his effort high over the bar.

An excellent break from George Moncur sees his effort saved by Alex Smithies.

Joel Lynch does well to clear from the path of Kieffer Moore.

Kick-off!