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QPR v Fulham


'Arry: Still desperate for a win

'Arry: Still desperate for a win

Harry Redknapp is still in search of his first Premier League win as Queens Park Rangers boss as they prepare to face Fulham in the west London derby.


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QPR are still yet to record victory this season, but the appointment of Redknapp has seen them at least draw their last three matches.

The Hoops are still languishing at the foot of the table with seven points from 16 matches. though, and will need a footballing miracle to survive as they need to overcome an eight point deficit and significantly improve their goal difference to move clear of the relegation zone.

Redknapp will have to cope without strikers Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora who are both long-term injury doubts and will only be eligible again in the new year.

Goalkeeper Julio Cesar is still an injury concern and is set to miss yet another match. Robert Green will thus keep his place between the sticks.

Fulham, meanwhile, are in danger of falling into the relegation scrap with just a five-point gap between themselves and the drop zone.

The Cottagers have won only twice in their last 10 matches, drawing five and losing the remaining three.

They will feel confident of a win at Loftus Road, though, as they are fresh off a 2-1 victory over Newcastle United in their Monday-night fixture.

Brede Hangeland is set to continue in defence after returning from a three-match suspension against the Magpies.

The Cottagers will have to contend without Simon Davies who will sit out until the new year, while Bryan Ruiz remains doubtful.

Mahamadou Diarra is unlikely to be risked for the match ahead of the busy holiday schedule.

Posted: 14/12/12 13:51

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