QPR - West Brom Preview: Rangers look to build on Chelsea win in FA Cup clash
Harry Redknapp's side are out to at least match last season's effort by reaching the fourth round, but will have to better the result of the Premier League clash with the Baggies
By Simon Sinclair
Onouha, Hill, Nelsen, Fabio
Wright-Phillips Granero, Mbia, Mackie
Jones, Tamas, McAuley, Ridgewell
Morrison, Gera, Mulumbu, Brunt
Harry Redknapp may opt to stick with the same team that beat Chelsea on Wednesday, although goalscorer Shaun Wright-Phillips may come into starting contention to replace Junior Hoilett (hamstring).
Djibril Cisse could also be recalled, but QPR are still without long-term absentees Bobby Zamora (thigh) and Andy Johnson (knee). Park Ji-Sung and Alejandro Faurlin are also available should Redknapp choose to rotate his team.
Steve Clarke may still be without Claudio Yacob (hamstring) and Jonas Olsson (groin) for the trip to Loftus Road. Zoltan Gera and Gabriel Tamas may again deputise in their absence, although youngster George Thorne could replace Yacob.
Clarke may choose to rotate his strikers again as Shane Long and Peter Odemwingie were left out of the starting line-up to play Fulham in favour of Romelu Lukaku and Marc Antoine-Fortune.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
In the Premier League fixture between the two sides on Boxing Day, West Brom ran out 2-1 winners at Loftus Road.
QPR have won just twice at home all season in all competitions, with only victories against Fulham and Walsall so far this campaign.
In last season’s competition the Hoops reached the fourth round before they were knocked out by eventual winners Chelsea.
The two teams have met just once in the FA Cup, in 1983, with West Brom winning the game at the Hawthorns 3-2.
West Brom also reached the fourth round of the competition last season where they were knocked out by Norwich.
The Baggies have won the FA Cup five times in their history with their last triumph coming in 1968.
After a decent scoring start to this season, Shane Long (pictured right) hasn’t scored in his last seven games.
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|FA Cup (FA)||15 Jan 2013||West Bromwich Albion 0 - QPR 1|
|FA Cup (FA)||5 Jan 2013||QPR 1 - West Bromwich Albion 1|
|Premier League (EPL)||26 Dec 2012||QPR 1 - West Bromwich Albion 2|
|Premier League (EPL)||6 Oct 2012||West Bromwich Albion 3 - QPR 2|
|Premier League (EPL)||14 Apr 2012||West Bromwich Albion 1 - QPR 0|
|7 Dec 2013||QPR 0 - Blackburn Rovers 0||ENG2|
|3 Dec 2013||QPR 3 - Bournemouth 0||ENG2|
|30 Nov 2013||Doncaster Rovers 2 - QPR 1||ENG2|
|23 Nov 2013||QPR 1 - Charlton Athletic 0||ENG2|
|9 Nov 2013||Reading 1 - QPR 1||ENG2|
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|30||Sebastien Gabriel Tamaş||Defender|
|11||Yassine El Ghanassy||Striker|