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  • January 5, 2013
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • Loftus Road Stadium, London
  • Referee: M. Clattenburg
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FA Cup Preview: QPR - West Brom

FA Cup Preview: QPR - West Brom

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Harry Redknapp's side is out to at least match last season's effort by reaching the fourth round, but it will have to take down its Premier League foe to do so.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

QPR

Cesar
Onouha, Hill, Nelsen, Fabio
Wright-Phillips Granero, Mbia, Mackie
Taarabt
Cisse

West Brom

Foster
Jones, Tamas, McAuley, Ridgewell
Morrison, Gera, Mulumbu, Brunt
Lukaku, Long


Harry Redknapp may opt to stick with the same team that beat Chelsea on Wednesday, although goalscorer Shaun Wright-Phillips may come into starting contention to replace Junior Hoilett (hamstring). 

Djibril Cisse could also be recalled, but QPR is still without long-term absentees Bobby Zamora (thigh) and Andy Johnson (knee). Park Ji-Sung and Alejandro Faurlin are also available should Redknapp choose to rotate his team.

Steve Clarke may still be without Claudio Yacob (hamstring) and Jonas Olsson (groin) for the trip to Loftus Road. Zoltan Gera and Gabriel Tamas may again deputize in their absence, although youngster George Thorne could replace Yacob.

Clarke may choose to rotate his strikers again as Shane Long and Peter Odemwingie were left out of the starting lineup to play Fulham in favor of Romelu Lukaku and Marc Antoine-Fortune.


  DID YOU KNOW?
  • In the Premier League fixture between the two sides on Boxing Day, West Brom ran out 2-1 winners at Loftus Road.

  • QPR has won just twice at home all season in all competitions, with only victories against Fulham and Walsall so far this campaign.

  • In last season’s competition the Hoops reached the fourth round before they were knocked out by eventual winners Chelsea.

  • The two teams have met just once in the FA Cup, in 1983, with West Brom winning the game at the Hawthorns 3-2.

  • West Brom also reached the fourth round of the competition last season where it was knocked out by Norwich.

  • The Baggies have won the FA Cup five times in their history, with their last triumph coming in 1968.

  • After a decent scoring start to this season, Shane Long (pictured right) hasn’t scored in his last seven games.

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Available Squads
30Julio CésarGoalkeeper
6Clint HillDefender
26Tal Ben HaimDefender
-Ryan NelsenManager/Coach
7Adel TaarabtMidfielder
25Esteban GraneroMidfielder
13Ji-Sung ParkMidfielder
8Kieron DyerMidfielder
17Stéphane M'BiaMidfielder
9DJ CampbellStriker
12Jamie MackieStriker
1Robert GreenGoalkeeper
15Nedum OnuohaDefender
-Anton FerdinandDefender
32Alejandro FaurlinMidfielder
4Shaun DerryMidfielder
11Shaun Wright-PhillipsMidfielder
9Djibril CisséStriker
9Jay BothroydStriker
13B. MyhillGoalkeeper
28Billy JonesDefender
23Gareth McAuleyDefender
-Sebastien Gabriel TamaşDefender
6Liam RidgewellDefender
11Chris BruntMidfielder
29George ThorneMidfielder
7James MorrisonMidfielder
22Zoltán GeraMidfielder
18Romelu LukakuStriker
21Shane LongStriker
1Ben FosterGoalkeeper
25Craig DawsonDefender
36Gonzalo JaraDefender
14Jerome ThomasMidfielder
28Marc-Antoine FortuneStriker
9Markus RosenbergStriker
11Yassine El GhanassyStriker
Players to Watch
Djibril Cissé
Djibril Cissé
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 9
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 18
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0

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