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  • November 4, 2012
  • • 8:30 AM
  • • Loftus Road Stadium, London
  • Referee: M. Oliver
  • • Attendance: 16797
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Premier League Preview: QPR - Reading

After the frantic game with Arsenal, 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 deputize.

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 lineup though, having watched his side surrender its 4-0 lead against Arsenal in midweek.

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


  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The two teams have met at Loftus Road already this season in the League 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 soccer'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 it 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 League Cup on Tuesday.

  • QPR and Reading remain the final two winless side's in the Premier League this season. Reading has played eight, with four points. 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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Odds
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Available Squads
30Julio CésarGoalkeeper
3Armand TraoréDefender
-Anton FerdinandDefender
-Ryan NelsenManager/Coach
3José BosingwaDefender
21Samba DiakitéMidfielder
7Adel TaarabtMidfielder
25Esteban GraneroMidfielder
9Djibril CisséStriker
12Jamie MackieStriker
23Junior HoilettStriker
1Robert GreenGoalkeeper
6Clint HillDefender
15Nedum OnuohaDefender
4Shaun DerryMidfielder
11Shaun Wright-PhillipsMidfielder
32Alejandro FaurlinMidfielder
25B. ZamoraStriker
21Alex McCarthyGoalkeeper
2Chris GunterDefender
20Nicky ShoreyDefender
15Sean MorrisonDefender
17Kaspars GorkssDefender
8Mikele LeigertwoodDefender
11Jobi McAnuffMidfielder
12Garath McClearyMidfielder
16Jay TabbMidfielder
10Noel HuntStriker
30Jason RobertsStriker
1Adam FedericiGoalkeeper
26Alex PearceDefender
24Shaun CummingsDefender
14Jimmy KebeMidfielder
19Hal Robson-KanuMidfielder
29Pavel PogrebnyakStriker
9Adam Le FondreStriker

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