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QPR strike duo sink Athlone

QPR strikers Bobby Zamora and Charlie Austin were both on target as Harry Redknapp's men won 2-0 at Athlone Town on Tuesday.

Rangers followed up their 4-0 triumph over Shamrock Rovers on Saturday with a second clean-sheet victory, this time over the League of Ireland's bottom club at Lissywollen.

Summer signing Steven Caulker started in central defence, as Redknapp fielded a 5-3-2 formation which included Shaun Wright-Phillips at left wing-back.

Championship play-off final goal hero Zamora opened the scoring with a close-range finish in the first half after being set up by Wright-Phillips.

It was Zamora who assisted his strike partner Austin to double the Rs' lead early in the second period.

Rangers complete their pre-season friendly programme with a home clash against Greek outfit PAOK on Saturday, with Hull City the visitors to Loftus Road on the opening day of the new Premier League season a week later.