After four consecutive home victories, the relegation-threatened Hoops will look to secure all three points against Tony Pulis' side, whose away form this season has been poor
Onuoha, Ferdinand, Hill, Taiwo
Mackie, Derry, Barton, Taarabt
Huth, Shawcross, Upson, Wilson
Walters, Whitehead, Whelan, Etherington
Adel Taarabt has given QPR boss Mark Hughes a selection dilemma with his return from suspension, whilst Djibril Cisse looks set to partner Bobby Zamora upfront in a fairly attack-minded formation as the Hoops look to take maximum points from Stoke City to improve their survival chances with two Premier League matches remaining.
Samba Diakite will hope for a recall after missing the defeat at Chelsea through illness - positive news for Hughes, who has no fresh injury worries ahead of Sunday's crucial game.
Stoke on the other hand look set to be without Jermaine Pennant (hamstring) and Andy Wilkinson (groin) whilst Rory Delap (back) is likely to miss the clash at Loftus Road. Cameron Jerome will be hoping to play from the start after his equaliser against Everton last Tuesday, although Tony Pulis may go for the height and presence of Kenwyne Jones and Peter Crouch.
Manager Tony Pulis has confirmed that Thomas Sorensen will replace Asmir Begovic in goal, in order to aid the Dane's Euro 2012 preparation.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- QPR have won their last four Premier League matches at Loftus Road and are unbeaten in five.
- The last time that the Rs won five home games in a row was in 1987.
- Mark Hughes' men have not conceded a goal in either of their previous two games.
- Djibril Cisse (pictured right) has either scored or been sent off in every one of his six QPR appearances. Cisse is 6/1 with William Hill to score two or more goals in this game.
- The Rs have received a league high of eight red cards this season.
- Stoke City have won only one of their last nine Premier League matches.
- Tony Pulis' men have registered just 11 goals away from the Britannia Stadium this season, the lowest in the league.
- The Potters have scored a league-high 59 per cent of their goals from set-pieces.
- Stoke have had fewer shots on target than any other Premier League side, with just 87.
- Robert Huth could make his 100th Stoke City appearance.