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  • March 3, 2012
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • Loftus Road Stadium, London
  • Referee: K. Friend
  • • Attendance: 18033
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Premier League Preview: QPR - Everton

Mark Hughes' men have struggled at Loftus Road but the Toffees are on a poor run away from Merseyside, winning just one of their last six games on the road.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

QPR

Kenny
Onuoha, Hill, Ferdinand, Taiwo
Wright-Phillips, Barton, Buzsaky, Mackie
Taarabt
Zamora

Everton

Howard
Hibbert, Heitinga, Distin, Baines
Pienaar, Neville, Fellaini, Drenthe
Cahill
Stracqualursi


Never has a preview been open to such debate. Both clubs are set to welcome back a host of injured players, but as usual it is almost an impossible task to second guess both managers.

QPR will expect Taye Taiwo to recover from a what looked like a mixture of fatigue and a shin injury sustained against Fulham. On the longer term list, Luke Young is due back from a pulled hamstring, as is DJ Campbell. Heidar Helguson should have spent enough time nursing a troublesome groin injury to at least return to the squad.

Samba Diakite misses this game thanks to his debut red card, and Djibril Cisse will complete his three-game suspension following this clash.

As for the Toffees, two weeks without a competitive fixture has allowed minor injury victims Tim Cahill, Victor Anichebe and Leon Osman to return.

Jack Rodwell's hamstring is believed to be mended and Phil Jagielka should have begun training this week following the knee injury that has kept him out for almost two months.

New signing Darron Gibson is expected to miss a month with his own knee complaint but, aside from his absence, David Moyes is inching closer to having a fully fit squad to choose from.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • QPR has dropped more points from winning positions than any other side in the Premier League (15) this season.
  • Manager Mark Hughes played for the Toffees during the twilight of his career, featuring 16 times and scoring just one goal.
  • QPR has won one and lost five of its previous six Premier League encounters.
  • Everton has won just one of its previous six away games, losing two.
  • The Toffees have scored a meager four goals from their past six away games.
  • Heidar Helguson (pictured right) has netted nine times this season, more than anyone else on either side.
  • Everton has scored only 11 goals in its last 12 league games and only more than once in one game during that run.
  • In 1989, Everton beat QPR 1-0 in the semifinal of the now defunct Simod Cup (otherwise known as the Full Members Cup). Everton would go onto lose a seven-goal thriller to Nottingham Forest in the final 4-3.

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Available Squads
1Paddy KennyGoalkeeper
6Clint HillDefender
3Armand TraoréDefender
-Anton FerdinandDefender
15Nedum OnuohaDefender
10Adel TaarabtMidfielder
4Shaun DerryMidfielder
14A. BuzsakyMidfielder
17Joey BartonMidfielder
11Shaun Wright-PhillipsMidfielder
25B. ZamoraStriker
24Radek CernyGoalkeeper
19Danny GabbidonDefender
18Luke YoungDefender
3Taye TaiwoDefender
9Jay BothroydStriker
12Jamie MackieStriker
14Tommy SmithStriker
24Tim HowardGoalkeeper
2Tony HibbertDefender
3Leighton BainesDefender
5John HeitingaDefender
15Sylvain DistinDefender
10Royston DrentheMidfielder
17Tim CahillMidfielder
-Phil NevilleMidfielder
22Steven PienaarMidfielder
25Marouane FellainiMidfielder
11Denis StracqualursiStriker
1Jan MuchaGoalkeeper
6Phil JagielkaDefender
23Seamus ColemanDefender
20Ross BarkleyMidfielder
21Leon OsmanMidfielder
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