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  • February 9, 2013
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • Liberty Stadium, Swansea
  • Referee: N. Swarbrick
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Premier League Preview: Swansea City - QPR

Premier League Preview: Swansea City - QPR

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Each side has won just once in the Premier League since the turn of the year, leaving both Michael Laudrup and Harry Redknapp desperate to pick up a win this weekend.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS


SWANSEA


Vorm
Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies
Hernandez, Ki, De Guzman, Routledge
Michu
Schechter


QPR


Cesar
Fabio, Samba, Hill, Traore
Wright-Phillips, Mbia, Derry, Mackie

Taarabt
Remy


Having missed both of Swansea's last two league games, and after being forced to withdraw from international duty during the week, Michel Vorm (knee) could return in goal for Michael Laudrup's side.

Leon Britton (ankle) is a major doubt for the Swansm as is Kemy Agustien (ankle), while Neil Taylor (ankle) is out for the season.

With Harry Redknapp's men in desperate need of goals if they are to avoid the drop, Loic Remy (groin) could make a surprise return in attack for QPR, after it was initially feared he would face a prolonged spell on the sidelines.

Nedum Onuhoa (knock) is another who could return for the Rs, but Jose Bosingwa (back), Junior Hoilett (hamstring) and Andy Johnson (knee) all remain long-term absentees for the Premier League's basement club.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Only Norwich City and Everton have beaten Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium so far this season.
  • QPR broke its transfer fee record for the third time this season in order to sign center back Christopher Samba (pictured right).
  • Michu scored twice on his Premier League debut for the Swans against the West London club back in August, as Michael Laudrup won his first game in charge.
  • Despite its overall struggles, Harry Redknapp's side is unbeaten away from home in 2013.
  • Jonathan De Guzman has contributed the most assists of any Swansea player this season (eight), while he has also clocked up the most appearances in a Swans shirt (30).
  • Jamie Mackie has scored three goals in his last four games against the South Wales side.
  • Swansea has won every match this season when it has led at halftime.
  • QPR is yet to lose a game this calendar year having embarked on a five-game unbeaten run. Sadly for Redknapp, the last four of those matches have ended as draws.

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Available Squads
1Michel VormGoalkeeper
4ChicoDefender
6Ashley WilliamsDefender
22Ángel RangelDefender
33Ben DaviesDefender
5MichuMidfielder
-Pablo HernándezMidfielder
12Nathan DyerMidfielder
15Wayne RoutledgeMidfielder
33Jonathan De GuzmánMidfielder
24Sung-Yong KiMidfielder
25Gerhard TremmelGoalkeeper
27Kyle BartleyDefender
21Dwight TiendalliDefender
26Kemy AgustienMidfielder
25Roland LamahMidfielder
9Itay ShechterStriker
8Luke MooreStriker
1Julio CésarGoalkeeper
3Armand TraoréDefender
6Clint HillDefender
15Nedum OnuohaDefender
22Christopher SambaDefender
10Adel TaarabtMidfielder
4Shaun DerryMidfielder
8Jermaine JenasMidfielder
17Andros TownsendMidfielder
17Stéphane M'BiaMidfielder
12Jamie MackieStriker
1Robert GreenGoalkeeper
26Tal Ben HaimDefender
13Ji-Sung ParkMidfielder
11Shaun Wright-PhillipsMidfielder
25Esteban GraneroMidfielder
25B. ZamoraStriker
9Jay BothroydStriker

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