QPR v West Bromwich Albion/Liverpool: will it be a happy Christmas for Rangers?

With the aptly-named “mini revival” having been abruptly ended by Newcastle United, is there to be any festive joy for Queens Park Rangers as they take on West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool in the final two games of 2012?

Revival | Queens Park Rangers must build on the 2-1 success against Fulham. (Image | The Times)
Boost | Stephane Mbia, Clint Hill and Nedum Onuoha celebrate after the victory over Fulham, but the next two home games are similarly crucial. (Image | The Times)

Or will it be a case of a Grinch-style punishment for the Rs after a year in which they have rarely impressed, occasionally delighted, but more often than not been very bad indeed?

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