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Premier League

  • 14 April 2012
  • • 15:00
  • • The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
  • Referee: J. Moss
  • • Attendance: 25521

West Brom - QPR Preview: Hoops looking for first away victory since November

Mark Hughes' side's last victory away from Loftus Road was against Stoke City which ended 3-2 and if they are to survive relegation then they must take all three points



Shorey, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell
Dorrans, Mulumbu, Andrews, Jones
Odemwingie, Fortune

Onuoha, Hill, Ferdinand, Taiwo
Barton, Derry, Diakite, Buszaky

West Brom look set to go with an attacking side after their performance against Manchester City in midweek.

Roy Hodgson's men are safe from relegation but the manager was not happy with the performance so he will welcome Marc-Antoine Fortune back into the side. However, he is without long-term absentee James Morrison, while Chris Brunt remains doubtful after missing the trip to Manchester City.

QPR welcome Shaun Derry back from his one-match ban but are without Djibril Cisse who continues his suspension.

Long-term absentees Alejandro Faurlin and Kieron Dyer continue to miss out with anterior cructiate ligament damage and an ankle injury respectively.

  • West Brom have kept one clean sheet in their past six games, in their 3-0 victory against Blackburn Rovers.
  • They have lost three of their last four fixtures, including home defeats by Manchester City and Newcastle.
  • Star striker Peter Odemwingie (pictured right) has gone seven games without scoring for the club.
  • QPR kept their first clean sheet since October in midweek against Swansea. Their previous one came against Chelsea.
  • They have three wins in their past six fixtures, but these victories all came at home.
  • Mark Hughes' men have not won an away match since November 19 when they defeated Stoke 3-2.
  • The Hoops have not beaten the Baggies in the league since 2001.
  • Mark Hughes' side are on their best run of the season so far, winning three of their past five games.


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Available Squads
1Ben FosterGoalkeeper
6Liam RidgewellDefender
23Gareth McAuleyDefender
28Billy JonesDefender
25Craig DawsonDefender
11Chris BruntMidfielder
14Jerome ThomasMidfielder
17Graham DorransMidfielder
21Youssouf MulumbuMidfielder
9Peter OdemwingieStriker
28Marc-Antoine FortuneStriker
19Luke DanielsGoalkeeper
20Nicky ShoreyDefender
26James HurstDefender
17Keith AndrewsMidfielder
33Paul ScharnerMidfielder
21Shane LongStriker
-Simon CoxStriker
1Paddy KennyGoalkeeper
6Clint HillDefender
3Taye TaiwoDefender
-Anton FerdinandDefender
15Nedum OnuohaDefender
21Samba DiakitéMidfielder
4Shaun DerryMidfielder
7Adel TaarabtMidfielder
17Joey BartonMidfielder
12Jamie MackieStriker
25B. ZamoraStriker
24Radek CernyGoalkeeper
19Danny GabbidonDefender
3Armand TraoréDefender
18Luke YoungDefender
14A. BuzsakyMidfielder
11Shaun Wright-PhillipsMidfielder
9Heidar HelgussonStriker
Players to Watch
Ben Foster
Ben Foster
Position: Goalkeeper
Squad Number: 1
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The goalkeeper will have to be on his best form to keep QPR at bay as they look for three points that would help them move away from the relegation zone. And after conceding four in his previous match, he'll want to get back to keeping a clean sheet.

Adel Taarabt
Adel Taarabt
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 7
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The Moroccan international's trickery could be the major difference between the two sides and finally got his first Premier League goal against Arsenal, so he'll be wanting to get more. His link-up play with Bobby Zamora could prove crucial as QPR fight for survival in the Premier League.
QPR are the form side between the two with 10 points from six matches, including wins against Liverpool and Arsenal, and as they have everything to play for against a side that is already safe, they should win this.
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