QPR v Nottm Forest preview

Team news for Sunday's Championship clash between QPR and Nottingham Forest at Loftus Road (kick-off 1.15pm).

Last Updated: 11/02/11 at 16:05   

Smith: Should be fit for leaders

Smith: Should be fit for leaders

QPR are hoping to welcome back Tommy Smith and Heidar Helguson for the top-of-the-table clash.

Smith missed last Friday's win over Reading with a hamstring problem and Helguson has been struggling with a groin injury, but Neil Warnock expects the key duo to be fit in time for the televised showdown.

Warnock will, however, be without Hogan Ephraim, who starts a three-match ban following his dismissal at the Madejski Stadium.

Fellow winger Wayne Routledge, who hit the winner against the Royals, should play despite needing a course of antibiotics for an abscess on his tooth.

Midfielder Akos Buzsaky played for the reserves this week after four months out with a knee injury but will not be rushed back.

Nottingham Forest have no new problems ahead of the game.

Billy Davies, manager of the month for January, will select from the same set of players that won for a seventh successive league game against Watford last weekend but may make changes to his starting XI.

Most of Davies' options are attacking, with Nathan Tyson, Lewis McGugan, Dele Adebola, Garath McCleary and David McGoldrick all available for recalls.

Joel Lynch is also ready to return should Davies wish to alter things in defence.

Midfielder Guy Moussi is still nursing the thigh problem that ruled him out against Watford, while January signing Robbie Findley must continue to wait for his debut due to a thigh injury.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Blackburn v Yeovil  
Bournemth v Sheff Wed  
Charlton v Bolton  
Huddersfld v Brighton  
Wigan v Reading  
17:15
Blackpool v Burnley  
19:30
Doncaster v Derby  
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:15
Leicester v QPR  
15:00
Barnsley v Leeds  
Middlesbro' v Millwall  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 42 35 90
2 Burnley 42 31 83
3 Derby 42 27 75
4 QPR 42 15 73
5 Wigan 41 14 67
6 Reading 42 13 64
7 Brighton 42 12 64
8 Ipswich 42 8 64
9 Bournemth 42 1 62
10 Blackburn 42 3 60
11 N Forest 42 4 59
12 Middlesbro' 42 10 58
13 Watford 41 16 57
14 Bolton 42 -2 54
15 Sheff Wed 42 0 50
16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 42 -9 46
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 42 -26 43
20 Blackpool 42 -26 42
21 Charlton 41 -24 41
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 42 -25 36

Updated Tue, 15 Apr 2014

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