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Watford V QPR at Vicarage Road Stadium : Match Preview

27 Dec 2013 15:31:00

Watford V QPR at Vicarage Road Stadium : Match Preview

Watford V QPR - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


No new issues for Sannino

Giuseppe Sannino must decide whether to keep faith with a winning line-up as Watford welcome high-flying QPR on Sunday.


The Hornets ended their long wait for victory when they clinched all three points at the 11th attempt with a 4-0 demolition of Millwall on Boxing Day.


Sannino recalled Ikechi Anya and Fernando Forestieri for the encounter and, with no new injury or suspension concerns expected, it remains to be seen whether the Italian will stick with the same XI just 72 hours later against the R's.


Daniel Pudil (hamstring) and Hector Bellerin (hip) should be okay but Marco Faraoni, Almen Abdi, Essaid Belkalem and Tommie Hoban all remain sidelined.


QPR look set to be without leading scorer Charlie Austin.


Austin missed the 2-0 Boxing Day defeat at Nottingham Forest with a hamstring problem and remains a major doubt.





Bobby Zamora started his first match since September following a knee injury in Austin's absence and lasted the first half, with Andy Johnson leading the line after the break, but neither looked like finding the net to leave boss Harry Redknapp with an attacking headache.





Redknapp can welcome back Joey Barton from suspension but fellow midfielder Alejandro Faurlin is a long-term absentee with a cruciate injury.






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