Bragging rights are at stake in tonight’s cross-capital Championship clash – but off the field, both QPR and Millwall have joined forces in the fight against prostate cancer.
QPR and Millwall have partnered up with us for the 2018/19 campaign and tonight’s meeting will see our iconic 'Man of Men' take centre stage – this time emblazoned on Rangers’ shorts, with regular sponsor Ground Construction Limited kindly handing their spot over for the fixture.
Both teams will also warm up in Prostate Cancer UK t-shirts, raising further awareness of the most common cancer in men.
The partnership has been backed by the clubs' managers, Lions' Neil Harris and R's boss Steve McClaren, as well as their respective captains, Steve Morison and Toni Leistner. They join a similar 'partnership of rivals' to support us between Derby and Nottingham Forest, announced by Frank Lampard earlier in the season.
"Prostate Cancer UK has made real strides in football in recent years, and I’m delighted that Millwall will once again stand side by side with the charity in its fight against the most common cancer in men."
"Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and one man dies every 45 minutes from this disease. That’s two every game. We can do our bit to support them and their families by donating to Prostate Cancer UK’s collectors, who will be around the ground before the game."
"As a player, a half of football can go by so quickly, so to know that prostate cancer will claim the life of one man during that time is saddening. I want to lead by example by supporting this hugely important cause."
"Millwall flew the flag for Prostate Cancer UK in the 2013/14 season and I was proud to play a part then. So it’s fantastic to see our special relationship continue. Prostate cancer doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t care where you’re from, or who you support – that’s why I’m urging fans to put their rivalries aside to help tackle this deadly disease."