The team with the second worst scoring record in the Championship meets the team with the worst defensive record at Carrow Road this weekend.

Hosts City, along with Rotherham, have conceded 32 goals – more than any other team – while QPR have scored just 11 times in 16 games; only Sheffield Wednesday are worse, with seven.

New QPR boss Marti Cifuentes has been in charge for two games, both draws, with just one goal scored, but he believes there is light at the end of the tunnel.

“In the last two games we have only scored one goal, but we could have scored more,” he said.

“We did a lot of good things in the build-up, but we missed a little bit in the last third to make sure that we can create more goal chances.

“I don’t want to judge if it [the lack of goals] is self-confidence or not, but what I know is that we have enough quality and players that can score goals. Lyndon (Dykes) can score goals, (Sinclair) Armstrong can score goals, Charlie (Kelman) can score goals.”

So far this season, Dykes, Armstrong and Kelman have just two goals between them while their leading scorer is left-back Kenneth Paal, with three.

Cifuentes believes Rangers can spread the load, rather than relying on just the strikers.

He said: “We have a lot of players like Chris [Willock], like Ilias [Chair] and [Andre] Dozzell who can score goals over a season. My job is to put them in the right game scenarios where they can show their quality and score goals.

“We have spoken with the guys in training about how we can produce a bit more and that will continue to be one of our targets.

“For me, the way you defend is very connected to the way you attack. In my eyes it is about building a relationship between all of the players. I cannot see how you should just interact with the striker and not the left full-back or the midfielder. We need to build relationships all around the pitch, when we have the ball and when we don’t have the ball.

“Sometimes relationships emerge. For instance, we have seen so far that Ilias and Ken [Kenneth Paal] are two players that like to play close to each other. They connect very well, and they can produce certain things.

“It is my job to find a good balance between the main idea and to see if those relationships emerge. The attacking part [of the game] will always be very dominant in our way of thinking.”