QPR v Blackburn preview

Team news for Saturday's Premier League clash between QPR and Blackburn Rovers at Loftus Road.

Last Updated: 14/10/11 at 14:36   

Gabbidon: Ruled out

Gabbidon: Ruled out

QPR defender Danny Gabbidon will miss Saturday's clash.

The 32-year-old has been sidelined since the 3-0 victory at Wolves with a knee injury and is out again for the Loftus Road clash.

Armand Traore is likely to return to the starting line-up after a one-match ban, while Kieron Dyer (foot) remains out.

Blackburn manager Steve Kean has a number of injury worries ahead of the game.

Midfielder Morten Gamst Pedersen returned from international duty with Norway complaining of a tight hamstring while David Goodwillie reported back with food poisoning after Scotland's Euro 2012 qualifier against Spain in midweek.

Defender Ryan Nelsen is still unavailable with a long-term knee injury, David Dunn has had an injection in an attempt to alleviate a calf muscle problem while Vince Grella is unavailable because of a hip injury.

QPR (from): Kenny, Derry, Hall, Taarabt, Traore, Campbell, Bothroyd, Faurlin, Buzsaky, Orr, Connolly, Barton, Young, Smith, Helguson, Murphy, Wright-Phillips, Ferdinand, Puncheon.

Blackburn (from): Robinson, Samba, Dann, Salgado, Givet, Hoilett, Lowe, Nzonzi, Formica, Yakubu, Bunn, Hanley, Grella, Pedersen, Petrovic, Rochina, Goodwillie, Roberts, Vukcevic, Slew.

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11 C Palace 35 -13 43
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20 Sunderland 34 -24 29

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