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  • January 19, 2013
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Premier League Preview: West Ham - QPR

Sam Allardyce's side has won one of eight games amid a string of injuries and face a challenge against the Harry Redknapp's men who are unbeaten in their last four.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

WEST HAM

Jaaskelainen
Demel, Reid, Tomkins, Potts
Diame, Nolan, Noble
Vaz Te, C Cole, J Cole
QPR

Julio Cesar
Onuoha, Nelsen, Hill, Fabio
M’Bia, Derry
Park, Taarabt, Wright-Phillips
Remy

West Ham is without much of their regular back four, with center back James Collins (hamstring) and left back George McCartney (knee) out injured and full-back Joey O’Brien (hamstring) doubtful, so the inexperienced Dan Potts is set to continue at left back alongside James Tomkins.

Mark Noble (calf) is set to return from injury alongside the recently recovered Mohamed Diame in central midfield in place of Jack Collison and Alou Diarra, but Yossi Benayoun (knee) is still unavailable.

Striker Modibo Maiga is at the Africa Cup of Nations with Mali, while Andy Carroll (knee) may not yet be fit, but amid strong competition for places in attack Marouane Chamakh could feature at some point.

QPR could name an unchanged back four from its recent league games, with right back Jose Bosingwa (back) and left back Armand Traore (knock) unlikely to feature, although Ryan Nelsen is still at the club despite speculation following his appointment as head coach of Toronto FC.

Shaun Derry and Stephane M’Bia could continue in center midfield, with Samba Diakite away with Mali at the Africa Cup of Nations while Esteban Granero (hamstring) is doubtful.

Strikers Bobby Zamora (hip) and Andy Johnson (knee) are long–term casualties and attacker Junior Hoilett is injured (hamstring), but newly-signed striker Loic Remy could go straight into the team.

  DID YOU KNOW?

  • West Ham has collected just one win in its last eight matches and will be happy to be back at home after their heavy 3-0 defeat at Sunderland last week and FA Cup third round replay defeat against Manchester United.
  • The Hammers are strong at Upton Park, having failed to score in just one home game this season against league champion Manchester City.
  • QPR is bottom of the Premier League table having collected just two wins since its first victory of the season on Dec. 15.
  • After three successive defeats over the Christmas period, Harry Redknapp has seen a revival by the Hoops with away wins over Chelsea and West Brom, and a draw at home to Tottenham.
  • The Hoops have, however, netted just two goals in their last five Premier League matches, and have the worst chance conversion rate in the Premier League, scoring with just 8 percent of their shots this season.
  • West Ham collected a 2-1 win away at Loftus Road against QPR earlier this season in October, the two clubs’ only meeting since 2004, as Matt Jarvis and Ricardo Vaz Te (pictured right) netted two first-half goals to collect the win despite Adel Taarabt’s individual effort from outside the box.
  • QPR boss Harry Redknapp began his playing career at West Ham before returning as a manager in 1994, leading the club to fifth place in the Premier League in 1999 before leaving in 2001.

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Available Squads
22Jussi JaaskelainenGoalkeeper
2Winston ReidDefender
5James TomkinsDefender
17Joey O'BrienDefender
20Guy DemelDefender
4Kevin NolanMidfielder
7Matthew JarvisMidfielder
16Mark NobleMidfielder
21Mohamed DiameMidfielder
10Joe ColeMidfielder
29Marouane ChamakhStriker
30Raphael SpiegelGoalkeeper
33Daniel PottsDefender
-Jack CollisonMidfielder
7Matthew TaylorMidfielder
23Alou DiarraMidfielder
12Ricardo Vaz TeStriker
9Carlton ColeStriker
1Julio CésarGoalkeeper
6Clint HillDefender
15Nedum OnuohaDefender
-Ryan NelsenManager/Coach
35Fabio Da SilvaDefender
4Shaun DerryMidfielder
10Adel TaarabtMidfielder
11Shaun Wright-PhillipsMidfielder
17Stéphane M'BiaMidfielder
12Jamie MackieStriker
11Loïc RemyStriker
1Robert GreenGoalkeeper
3Armand TraoréDefender
-Anton FerdinandDefender
13Ji-Sung ParkMidfielder
32Alejandro FaurlinMidfielder
23Junior HoilettStriker
9Jay BothroydStriker

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