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  • April 28, 2013
  • • 8:30 AM
  • • Madejski Stadium, Reading, Berkshire
  • Referee: K. Friend
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Premier League Preview: Reading - QPR

Both sides are 10 points adrift of safety with four games left and could see their fate sealed if Aston Villa beats Sunderland on Monday, regardless of the result.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

READING

McCarthy
Gunter, Mariappa, Morrison, Kelly
Karacan, Guthrie, McCleary, McAnuff
Pogrebnyak, Hunt

QPR

Green
Bosingwa, Samba, Hill, Ben Haim
Hoilett, Derry, M’Bia, Townsend
Taarabt
Remy


Royals goalkeeper Adam Federici is nearing a return after an ankle sprain, although this game may come slightly too soon for the Australian.

Jimmy Kebe (groin) has also been struggling with an injury, and is highly unlikely to play any part, while Hope Akpan (ankle) is nearing a return for Nigel Adkins’ side and may make the bench.

Rangers striker Bobby Zamora will serve the last game of his three-match ban after being sent off for violent conduct against Wigan.

Andros Townsend (hamstring) and Adel Taarabt (shoulder) both suffered injuries against Stoke but will be hopeful of making this game.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Reading has lost eight of its last nine games and has not won in the league since early February.
  • Royals midfielder Mikele Leigertwood (pictured right) played for QPR more than 130 times between 2007-2011.
  • If Aston Villa wins its game against Sunderland on Monday night, both of these clubs will be mathematically relegated.
  • The fixture between these sides earlier this season ended in a 1-1 draw, with Kaspars Gorkss’ opener cancelled out by a strike from Djibril Cisse.
  • QPR has won just four games this season, the lowest in the Premier League and one fewer than its opponents.
  • Before this season, Reading and QPR had never played each other in the top flight of English football.
  • As manager of QPR in the Premier League, Harry Redknapp has a worse win percentage than both Mark Hughes and Neil Warnock.

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Odds
Team News
Available Squads
21Alex McCarthyGoalkeeper
2Chris GunterDefender
3Adrian MariappaDefender
15Sean MorrisonDefender
2Stephen KellyDefender
20Jem KaracanMidfielder
11Jobi McAnuffMidfielder
12Garath McClearyMidfielder
35Danny GuthrieMidfielder
29Pavel PogrebnyakStriker
22Nick BlackmanStriker
12Stuart TaylorGoalkeeper
26Alex PearceDefender
23 Ian HarteDefender
3Daniel CarricoDefender
19Hal Robson-KanuMidfielder
9Adam Le FondreStriker
10Noel HuntStriker
1Robert GreenGoalkeeper
3Armand TraoréDefender
6Clint HillDefender
15Nedum OnuohaDefender
3José BosingwaDefender
7Adel TaarabtMidfielder
25Esteban GraneroMidfielder
8Jermaine JenasMidfielder
17Stéphane M'BiaMidfielder
11Loïc RemyStriker
9Jay BothroydStriker
30Julio CésarGoalkeeper
35Fabio Da SilvaDefender
26Tal Ben HaimDefender
4Shaun DerryMidfielder
13Ji-Sung ParkMidfielder
12Jamie MackieStriker
23Junior HoilettStriker

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