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Team news for Saturday evening's Premier League clash between QPR and Manchester City at Loftus Road (kick-off 5.30pm).

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QPR are struggling to fill their bench for the game.

Shaun Derry is out with a groin problem, Akos Buzsaky has an Achilles complaint, Rob Hulse is sidelined with a knee injury and DJ Campbell is missing to foot damage.

However, Kieron Dyer could return from his foot injury while Adel Taarabt may play despite suffering from a stomach complaint.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany misses out as he serves a suspension for his sending off against Wolves.

Playmaker David Silva will be assessed after being substituted during the midweek Champions League win at Villarreal with a back injury.

Joleon Lescott is expected to return in place of Kompany with Stefan Savic retaining his spot. Owen Hargreaves will hope to be in contention after a minor calf injury but Carlos Tevez is likely to remain frozen out.

The game is live on ESPN.

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

Man City (from): Hart, Richards, Kolarov, Lescott, Y Toure, De Jong, Milner, Barry, Silva, Balotelli, Dzeko, Aguero, Savic, Clichy, Johnson, Zabaleta, Nasri, K Toure, Hargreaves, Pantilimon.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 04 October 2014
15:00
Hull City v C Palace  
Leicester v Burnley  
Liverpool v West Brom  
Sunderland v Stoke  
Swansea v Newcastle  
17:30
A Villa v Man City  
Sunday, 05 October 2014
12:00
Man Utd v Everton  
14:05
Chelsea v Arsenal  
Tottenham v Southampton  
16:15
West Ham v QPR  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 6 12 16
2 Southampton 6 7 13
3 Man City 6 5 11
4 Arsenal 6 4 10
5 Swansea 6 2 10
6 A Villa 6 -3 10
7 Man Utd 6 2 8
8 Tottenham 6 1 8
9 C Palace 6 0 8
10 West Brom 6 0 8
11 Stoke 6 0 8
12 Leicester 6 -1 8
13 West Ham 6 0 7
14 Liverpool 6 -1 7
15 Everton 6 -2 6
16 Hull City 6 -2 6
17 Sunderland 6 -1 5
18 QPR 6 -9 4
19 Newcastle 6 -7 3
20 Burnley 6 -7 3

Updated Tue, 30 Sep 2014

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