Half-time: FC Groningen 1 QPR 0


Joel Lynch was included in the starting line-up for QPR’s pre-season friendly against FC Groningen in the Netherlands, where the Dutch side lead at half-time.

Summer signing Lynch, who did not feature in Friday’s game against PSV Eindhoven, lined up in a back four which also included young full-backs Darnell Furlong and Cole Kpekawa.

Juninho Bacuna opened the scoring on 13 minutes when he slotted home the loose ball after keeper Matt Ingram did well to deny Tom van Weert, who had managed to sneak behind Steven Caulker.

Rangers, demonstrating a pressing, high-tempo style boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been keen to introduce, have created some openings.

But Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Tjaronn Chery were both unable to find a way past the goalkeeper after finding themselves through on goal.

Rangers midfielder Chery, playing against his former side, then teed up Michael Petrasso with a clever pass and the winger fired low into the net but was offside.

Petrasso picked up a knock and went off five minutes before the break.

QPR: Ingram; Furlong, Caulker, Lynch, Kpekawa; Henry, Doughty; Petrasso (Kakay 40), Chery, El Khayati; Emmanuel-Thomas.
Subs: Lumley, Onuoha, Hall, Polter, Borysiuk, Gladwin, Grego-Cox, Bidwell, Luongo, Prohouly, Shodipo.