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Team news ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash between QPR and Fulham at Loftus Road.

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Johnson: Returns for Fulham

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Samba Diakite is in line to make his QPR debut when manager Mark Hughes welcomes his former club to Loftus Road.

The midfielder, who has joined Rangers on loan until the end of the season from Nancy, will be in the squad for the first time having reached the semi-finals of the African Nations Cup with Mali.

Bobby Zamora also faces his old club but fellow striker Djibril Cisse is suspended, while Heidar Helguson (groin), DJ Campbell and Luke Young (both hamstring) are still injured.

Andrew Johnson will return to the Fulham squad.

The 31-year-old striker has been out for several weeks with a left adductor injury but returns to face the club that tried to sign him during the January transfer window.

Fellow strikers Pavel Pogrebnyak and Orlando Sa are also available, while Philippe Senderos returns after a grade two strain in his left adductor. Zdenek Grygera (knee) and Steve Sidwell (hernia) are the only first-team players unavailable.

QPR (from): Kenny, Cerny, Murphy, Gabbidon, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Taiwo, Traore, Hall, Hill, Derry, Diakite, Barton, Buzsaky, Taarabt, Smith, Mackie, Wright-Phillips, Hulse, Macheda, Bothroyd, Zamora.

Fulham (from): Schwarzer, Stockdale, Etheridge, Kelly, Riise, Hangeland, Senderos, Hughes, Baird, Murphy, Etuhu, Gecov, Kasami, Frei, Dempsey, Ruiz, Davies, Duff, Dembele, Johnson, Sa, Pogrebnyak.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 16 August 2014
12:45
Man Utd v Swansea  
15:00
Leicester v Everton  
QPR v Hull City  
Stoke City v A Villa  
West Brom v Sunderland  
West Ham v Tottenham  
17:30
Arsenal v C Palace  
Sunday, 17 August 2014
13:30
Liverpool v Southampton  
16:00
Newcastle v Man City  
Monday, 18 August 2014
20:00
Burnley v Chelsea  

Barclays Premier League

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

Updated Fri, 25 Jul 2014

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