QPR vs Wolves preview and team news

Updated: February 3, 2012

Queen’s Park Rangers host Wolves at Loftus Road on Saturday in a bottom-of-the-table encounter.

QPR made big moves during the January transfer window, but Mark Hughes’ team sit in 17th position in the Premier League, three points above the relegation zone.

Wolves have been in terrible form and Mick McCarthy has had to withstand dissent from the stands, with fans calling for him to be fired. Wolves have lost five and drawn four of their last nine league Premier League matches and have only won two league matches since the end of August.

QPR will be hoping their new signings can help kick-start their survival bid. The London club improved their defence by signing AC Milan’s Taye Taiwo and Manchester City’s Nedum Onuoha, while they have added Federico Macheda, Djibril Cisse and Bobby Zamora to their strike-force.

Cisse again scored on his debut for an English side and should keep his place in the side. Bobby Zamora could make his debut alongside the Frenchman.

Armand Traore and Adel Taarabt have returned from African Cup of Nations duty, while Akos Buzsaky could return from an ankle injury.

QPR will be missing DJ Campbell (hamstring), Kieran Dyer (foot), Alejandro Faurlin (anterior cruciate ligament) and Heidur Helguson (groin). Daniel Gabbidon (hip) and Jay Bothroyd (groin) are doubts.

Wolves’ biggest transfer move during the transfer window was the loan signing of Sebastien Bassong and the defender could make his debut against QPR.

Wolves will be able to recall Jamie O’Hara to their squad after recovering from double hernia surgery. The English midfielder could start alongside on-loan Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong.

Mick McCathy’s side will be missing Ronald Zubar (knee) and the banned Karl Henry, while Jody Craddock (hamstring) is a doubt.

Possible Line-Ups:

QPR: Kenny, Ferdinand, Taiwo, Onuoha, Young, Mackie, Buzsaky, Barton, Wright-Phillips, Cisse, Zamora

Wolves: Hennessey, Foley, Berra, Johnson, Ward, Frimpong, Johnson, Kightley, Jarvis, Edwards, Fletcher

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