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Friday, April 11, 2008

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High-flying Hull City provide the opposition for the R's penultimate away fixture of the 2007/08 Championship campaign on Saturday afternoon.
Phil Brown's side currently occupy one of the four play-off berths in the second tier, but momentum is everything at the time of year, and for that reason alone, it would be foolish to yet rule the Tigers out of achieving an automatic promotion spot.
Brown's men have registered four wins on the bounce in recent weeks, and have suffered just one defeat in their previous seven Championship outings.
Yet while their recent 3-0 victory against fellow promotion candidates Watford may have made the rest of the division stand up and take notice of their startling progress, Brown, for one, isn't about to take anything for granted.
"We've given ourselves a good chance," he said, after goals from Michael Turner, Frazier Campbell and Caleb Folan brushed the Hornets aside.
"The confidence is there for everybody to see, and the fans can see what we are trying to achieve. The performance was a big bonus."
The R's were on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline on their last visit to the KC Stadium.
Lee Cook saw red, as ten-man Rangers succumbed to late heartache in HU3. Tigers substitute Stuart Elliott bagged two goals in the final five minutes, after Dexter Blackstock had given Rangers the lead in first half stoppage-time.
Whilst Rangers' record at the KC Stadium doesn't exactly promise much, tomorrow's fixture has been selected as The Championship's main match for the Sunday morning ITV show - and that, at least, provides hope for Luigi De Canio's men.
A 4-2 victory at promotion chasing Watford and a stunning 3-2 win against Southampton in recent months has given ITV viewers - and Rangers fans in particular - every excuse to sit down in front of the TV on Sunday morning.
Whether that trend continues at the KC Stadium on Saturday remains to be seen?

Hull Official Site - Pedersen Raring To Go Again
Henrik Pedersen is itching to get back into action when the Tigers face Queens Park Rangers at the KC Stadium on Saturday.
After a two-week break, City will be looking to add to their four-match winning run knowing that victory could take them into the automatic promotion places for the first time this season.
"We're all looking forward to tomorrow and personally, I would have preferred it if we'd had a game last weekend as well," said Pedersen.
"We had the momentum with us, but we still do and we just need to make sure that we go into the game with the same attitude as we have done for the last four."
Despite manager Phil Brown allowing his players some time off last weekend, Pedersen says the Tigers have been at full speed in training this week and is adamant that nobody has let their guard down.
"This week has been a normal one for us in training. The manager gave us a couple of days off last week to recharge our batteries a little bit.
"That means we'll be going into the last five games a lot fresher."
Along with City, QPR are currently one of the form teams in the division and Pedersen is expecting a difficult afternoon.
"All games are tough in this league and that has been shown during the course of the season," said the 32-year-old.
"There are no games when you can turn up and just expect to win. But if we go into it with the confidence we've shown recently, we have a good chance of getting a win.
"There'll be another big crowd inside the ground tomorrow and it's always nice to play in front of them. The way they encourage us to go forward is always a help."
With plenty of games taking place in midweek having an effect on City's position, Pedersen admits it has been hard not to take notice, but he's happy that the situation is in their own hands.
"You can't help but look at the results, but we know that we don't need to rely on them.
"It's always nice when you can decide things yourself, but for the moment we have to take one game at a time. Hull

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