This is how the Championship form table looks ahead of Newcastle v QPR.
When Ian Holloway stepped back into management, he kicked off with a 2-1 home win over Norwich, only for that to be followed by six Championship defeats in a row.
The last of those half dozen games was a 3-0 defeat at Brighton and that is the game that kicks off the half dozen matches Championship form table.
Holloway has instigated a bit of a recovery since then, the next four games delivering three wins and a draw, only for a shock defeat at home to lowly Burton spoiling that recent upward trajectory.
These last six games included wins for QPR at both Wolves and Reading, these points picked up despite Rangers surrendering most of the possession, in the case of the Reading game there was only 28% for Ian Holloway’s team.
Their results put QPR at 11th place in the Championship form table (see below), whilst Newcastle are in fourth.
For the Magpies, victories over Rotherham, Brentford, Forest & Burton, have been interspersed with those two defeats to Blackburn and Sheff Wed.
Looking at the top of the form table and the consistency of those teams at the top of the Championship continues to impress.
As well as Newcastle in fourth with 12 points, Brighton top it with 15 points, then Leeds (13) and Huddersfield (13) are next, all teams in the current top five – the other one being Reading who have picked up the same number of points (12) as Newcastle.
Championship form table over the past six matches:
QPR’s last six results with latest one listed first;
QPR 1 Burton 2
QPR 1 Fulham 1
Reading 0 QPR 1
QPR 2 Ipswich 1
Wolves 1 QPR 2
Brighton 3 QPR 0
Newcastle’s last six results also listed with the latest result first;
Newcastle 4 Rotherham 0
Brentford 1 Newcastle 2
Newcastle 3 Nottingham Forest 1
Blackburn 1 Newcastle 0
Newcastle 0 Sheffield Wednesday 1
Burton 1 Newcastle 2