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Good afternoon and Happy New Year!

We're live from Loftus Road for the Championship clash between QPR and high-flying Cardiff City.

The promotion contenders find themselves in fourth position in the table, just a point off the automatic promotion spots.

Josh Scowen says it's important that QPR strengthen their squad as January transfer window opens

The afternoon will also see the return of Neil Warnock and Junior Hoilett to west London, but both bound to get a lively reception.

It hasn't been the most productive Christmas period for the Hoops, who will no doubt be looking to start 2018 in the best possible way.

We'll have all the build-up, action and reaction as it comes in, so simply keep your browser open and we'll take care of the rest.

Full-time- QPR 2 Cardiff City 1

Cardiff are building the pressure here as they push for an equaliser...

Joel Lynch replaces Jake Bidwell.

Junior Hoilett’s goal is ruled out for offside!

Sol Bamba goes close with an effort!

The goal here Paul Smyth is replaced by Aramide Oteh.

GOAL! QPR 2 (Smyth) Cardiff City 1

Paul Smyth runs at the defence and slams home for QPR!

GOAL! QPR 1 (Smith) Cardiff City 1

A long throw into the box from Robinson finds Smith who heads it into the top corner.

Luke Freeman lets fly with a 25-yard effort which is deflected onto the crossbar.

GOAL! QPR 0 Cardiff City 1 (Ralls)

Joe Ralls sends Alex Smithies the wrong way to give the visitors the lead.

Penalty to Cardiff City

Jake Bidwell pushes Callum Paterson as the cross comes in.

A great ball in by Jake Bidwell is cleared, as Cardiff go up the other end and Zohore’s effort creeps wide of the post.

The second half is underway!

Half-time.

We remain goalless at Loftus Road.

Paul Smyth is causing problems with his pace here as he turns onto his right foot and fizzes a cross in which is cleared.

Someone should have been in the six-yard box to tap it home.

A free-kick from Freeman finds Smith who heads against the post.

A great ball by Hoilett is claimed by Smithies.

A great bit of build-up play sets up Smyth who rushes his effort.

He’s getting a great reception from the QPR fans.

Paul Smyth first impressions.

He’s had a really good debut.

Wasn’t overwhelmed by the occasion, and looked to get on the ball at every opportunity. Showed great control and pace as he looked to run at the Cardiff City defence.

Nedum Onuoha, this time, losing the ball on the edge of the area; thankfully Alex Baptiste was there to clear the danger.

Massimo Luongo loses the ball in a key area leaving Hoilett to run into the area.

Thankfully his cross was too heavy.

It’s turned into a right Championship battle here.

Jack Robinson picks up the ball 30 yards out and fires over.

Josh Scowen loses the ball for the third time in the middle of the park.

He’s just trying to be a little too clever at times.

Smyth picks up a knock but gets himself up and runs at the defence.

He does look a decent little player.

Hoilett caught offside as he chips the ball over the bar to the jeers of the home crowd.

A ball from Hoilett finds Zohore who snaps at his shot and sends it over. He should have done better.

Rhys Healy gets the ball down the left and fires a shot over the crossbar.

QPR aren’t really clicking just yet. Passes are being misplaced forcing them to go route one to Matt Smith, who isn’t doing enough to make the ball stick.

Cardiff have the first real chance as Rhys Healy breaks out of midfield and hits a fierce effort which is parried by Alex Smithies.