QPR V Derby at Loftus Road Stadium : Match Preview

01 November 2013 11:01
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Barton back for Rangers

Joey Barton returns to the QPR squad for the visit of Derby.

The midfielder missed Wednesday night's goalless draw at Wigan after collecting five yellow cards this season.

Barton could replace Niko Kranjcar in the squad after the Croation limped off in midweek with a hamstring problem.

Centre-half Nedum Onouha (hamstring), midfielder Tom Carroll (ankle) and striker Bobby Zamora (knee) are still out, and although goalkeeper Julio Cesar (broken finger) and full-back Luke Young (hip) played for the reserves in midweek they are not expected to be involved.

Derby head coach Steve McClaren expects to have an unchanged squad for the trip to Loftus Road to face his former club.

With Zak Whitbread (calf) still out Jake Buxton should continue in central defence, while Adam Smith and Andre Wisdom will battle it out for the right-back spot. Michael Jacobs provides an option in midfield and strikers Conor Sammon and Mason Bennett will also be hoping for recalls after starting on the bench against Birmingham last weekend.

Jeff Hendrick, Adam Legzdins (both ankle), James Bailey, Paul Coutts, Mark O'Brien, Shaun Barker (all knee), Johnny Russell (leg fracture), Saul Deeney (back) and Ben Davies (calf) remain out.

McClaren spent three months coaching at QPR under Harry Redknapp prior to accepting the Derby job at the end of September.

Source: PA

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