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  • November 4, 2012
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  • • Loftus Road Stadium, London
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QPR - Reading Preview: Royals look to bounce back from Capital One Cup drama

After the frantic game with Arsenal at the Madejski Stadium, the two remaining winless sides face each other in a game which looks like an important relegation six-pointer already

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

QUEENS PARK RANGERS

Cesar
Bosingwa, Ferdinand, Nelson, Traore
Wright-Philips, Granero, Diakite, Taarabt
Hoilett, Zamora
READING

McCarthy
Cummings, Mariappa, Gorkss, Shorey
Kebe, McLeary, Leigertwood, McAnuff
Pogrebnyak, Roberts

Queens Park Rangers will be without the suspended Stephen M'Bia, who starts a three match ban following his costly dismissal at Arsenal last weekend. Anton Ferdinand should deputise.

Kieran Dyer (calf) and Fabio (hamstring) are both definitely out for this game, whilst striker Andy Johnson has a knee injury which will keep him out until March.

Captain Ji-Sung Park (knee) missed the defeat at the Emirates Stadium, but is back in contention for the weekend.

For the visitors, Brian McDermott has almost a clean bill of health, with Jem Karacan the only absentee with a knee ligament injury. The midfielder's return date is unknown as yet.

The Reading boss will have some decisions to make with his line-up though, having watched his side surrender their 4-0 lead against Arsenal in midweek.

After conceding seven, Adam Federici will likely drop back to the bench in place of Alex McCarthy, whilst Jason Roberts might continue up front alongside Pavel Pogrebnyak after his Capital One Cup strike.


  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The two teams have met at Loftus Road already this season in the Capital One Cup, with Reading dumping out the hosts 3-2, thanks to a Pavel Pogrebnyak winner.

  • Despite meeting 84 times in their history, QPR and Reading have never played each other in English football's top division.

  • By beating QPR 2-1 on the final day of the 2005-06 season, Reading broke a Championship points record, amassing 106 as they eased to promotion to the top flight.

  • Reading midfielder Mikele Leigertwood played for QPR over 130 times between 2007-2011. Vice-captain Kaspars Gorkss also came to the club from Loftus Road.

  • Both teams have been beaten by Arsenal in the past week; QPR losing 1-0 in the league, before Reading's frantic 7-5 extra time defeat in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.

  • QPR and Reading remain the final two winless sides in the Premier League this season. Reading have played eight, with four points, whilst Rangers are bottom with three from nine.

  • Former QPR hero Les Ferdinand (pictured) played the last game of his career for Reading, before retirement in 2006. He signed for Watford after his spell at the Madejski Stadium, but never played a game.

  • Junior Hoilett’s first goal for Queens Park Rangers came in the September cup defeat against the Royals.

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