Burton Albion head to QPR this afternoon (3pm) looking to stretch their unbeaten run to three league matches at Loftus Road.

Last week's win over Fulham coupled with a solid display at Norwich City before that ensures that the Brewers head into today's encounter against a side they defeated last term full of confidence.

Nigel Clough's side won 2-1 at Loftus Road last term
Nigel Clough's side won 2-1 at Loftus Road last term

With the added bonus of Wednesday night's 4-1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford - another assured performance against top-class opposition - Albion will want to come away from QPR with three points as they did last term.

Matt Smith (centre) alongside his QPR teammates after scoring in the draw with Millwall

That January win came just as Nigel Clough was deliberating whether to jump ship to his former side Nottingham Forest - but many have credited that display with helping to convince Clough that his heart lay at the Pirelli Stadium.

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Here's some reaction from Lucas Akins

All quiet here at Loftus Road

Nigel Clough's reaction to today's draw

Lucas Akins on today's QPR draw

Obviously coming here we knew it was going to be a very very tough game physically, so we knew first and foremost we had to match them physically, and then when we got opportunities, to try and get the ball down and play as well. In there it feels, I don’t know, a little bit like a couple of points lost, in terms of our first-half performance when I thought were on top of them and created some decent openings.

Lucas Akins is talking to media

What will he make of today’s draw with QPR?

Nigel Clough has been talking to BBC Radio Derby

When you rest them you hope they’re going to be a little bit sharper than that. It’s just a balancing act of who stays on and who starts. The players need to learn to take the opportunities early on if they get them. It’ll be nice to have two games at home up next.

PICTURE: How valuable could this clearance from Lucas Akins prove to be?

Burton Albion forward Lucas Akins heading Alex Baptiste's strike clear
Burton Albion forward Lucas Akins heading Alex Baptiste's strike clear (Image: Rob Sambles/Epic Action Imagery)

Full-time!

QPR 0-0 Burton Albion.

Boos and groans from QPR fans around us as Burton earn another away point - as the Brewers continue their resurgence with a point at Loftus Road.

A damp squib of a second-half couldn’t match up to an entertaining first, with Albion grateful for a good away point in the end.

Full match reaction and our verdict to come.

Burton Albion forward Marvin Sordell in action during the Brewers' match against QPR
Burton Albion forward Marvin Sordell in action during the Brewers' match against QPR (Image: Rob Sambles/Epic Action Imagery)

90: Varney tries to hold the ball up

But he plays in Sylla who crosses, and a shot is blocked for a corner!

90: It's cleared

But Sylla is away after a bit of mis-communication by Akins and Brayford. The latter gets back to win the ball, though.

90: Burton corner!

Can they nick a win?

90: Four minutes of added time

Can Burton hold on for what would turn out to be a valuable away point?

89: McFadzean tries to thread Dyer through

But the ball has too much on it and Smithies claims it.

88: Goalmouth scramble!

QPR float a free-kick into the box, but the ball is bouncing everywhere and ends up at the feet of a QPR man who strikes it - but Bywater smothers the ball gratefully.

86: Fan stops play

We have an intruder here - and he’s subsequently been removed. Play on.

84: It's getting very tetchy here in west London

Both sides want the points, but naturally don’t want to lose - which means that it’s all getting a but niggly...

82: McFadzean and Wszolek clash

And referee Andrew Madley isn’t a popular man for stopping play when the R’s have a good chance in the box.

79: Freeman lashes a shot from distance

Replays show that it wasn’t that far away...

77: Akpan tries to play in Dyer

But the subs’ ball is too long for Dyer.

76: Brewers sub

Hope Akpan replaces Jamie Allen - Burton going for some strength in midfield.

PICTURE: Will Nigel Clough rue his side's missed first-half chances?

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough watches on during his side's match against QPR
Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough watches on during his side's match against QPR (Image: Rob Sambles/Epic Action Imagery)

73: Brewers sub

Sordell is replaced by Luke Varney.

72: Freeman's effort is held by Bywater

The resulting free-kick was a good opportunity for QPR - but Bywater claims it easily.

71: Sylla wins a free-kick

McFadzean clumsily bundled into the back of him on the edge of the QPR box...

70: QPR sub

Mackie leaves the field for Idrissa Sylla.

"We're Burton Albion, we'll sing on our own"

Brewers fans in fine voice.

69: Akins finds Dyer

But the sub can’t cause any real damage to QPR’s defence...

67: Matt Smith mis-kicks from a cross

If he had hit that, it would have been some strike.

67: Akins with the Brewers' first effort of the second-half

Unfortunately for him, it’s blazed over from distance...

PICTURE: Kyle McFadzean tries to restore some order to the Brewers during a frantic second-half...

Burton Albion defender Kyle McFadzean urging his team to calm down against QPR
Burton Albion defender Kyle McFadzean urging his team to calm down against QPR (Image: Rob Sambles/Epic Action Imagery)