Friday night team news: QPR v Clarets

Friday night team news: QPR v Clarets

Friday night team news: QPR v Clarets

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QPR will be without striker Charlie Austin ahead of the visit of his old club Burnley.

Rangers' top scorer hit his 15th goal of the season in the 2-1 win over Bolton on Tuesday night but had to go off after suffering a shoulder injury and has since been ruled out for a "prolonged period" after scans showed he needs an operation.

Joey Barton hopes to be fit after missing the last two matches due to a thigh injury but fellow midfielder Yossi Benayoun is struggling with a groin problem.

Right-back Danny Simpson faces a spell on the sidelines with a back injury but winger Junior Hoilett is fit after hamstring trouble.

Burnley, meanwhile, will hand late fitness tests to Keith Treacy and Daniel Lafferty ahead of their top-of-the-table crunch clash with QPR.

The Clarets, now trailing Harry Redknapp's second-placed team by three points, missed both winger Treacy (neck) and full-back Lafferty (thigh) in the midweek draw against Brighton and will see how the pair come through Thursday's training session.

Boss Sean Dyche could include Ross Wallace for the first time since August, though, after the winger came through a midweek cup game with Oldham and showed no adverse reaction to a knee injury.

Ben Mee is also considered fully-fit once more having played all of Tuesday's contest following a recent thigh problem.

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1:12am Sat 1 Feb 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

QPR 4 Dingles 0

Slip sliding away, slip sliding away, you will be lucky to stay in the play offs.
QPR 4 Dingles 0 Slip sliding away, slip sliding away, you will be lucky to stay in the play offs. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 1

7:28am Sat 1 Feb 14

arrod baw says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
QPR 4 Dingles 0

Slip sliding away, slip sliding away, you will be lucky to stay in the play offs.
Have a day off,you`re very boring and predictable.
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: QPR 4 Dingles 0 Slip sliding away, slip sliding away, you will be lucky to stay in the play offs.[/p][/quote]Have a day off,you`re very boring and predictable. arrod baw
  • Score: 1

10:14am Sat 1 Feb 14

Chris P Bacon says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
QPR 4 Dingles 0

Slip sliding away, slip sliding away, you will be lucky to stay in the play offs.
And that written at twelve minutes past one on a Saturday morning! Those care home nurses really do need to be hauled over the coals by the oberl...matron to stop regrettable incidents like this.
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: QPR 4 Dingles 0 Slip sliding away, slip sliding away, you will be lucky to stay in the play offs.[/p][/quote]And that written at twelve minutes past one on a Saturday morning! Those care home nurses really do need to be hauled over the coals by the oberl...matron to stop regrettable incidents like this. Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 1

10:45am Sat 1 Feb 14

stevieclaret says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
QPR 4 Dingles 0

Slip sliding away, slip sliding away, you will be lucky to stay in the play offs.
Ain't started yet u goon! We keep sliding don't we yet still keep the gap between u n the 7th placed team. 3 defeats out of 27 n we are sliding. Priceless. Your banter is from the oopsi aisle in asda!
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: QPR 4 Dingles 0 Slip sliding away, slip sliding away, you will be lucky to stay in the play offs.[/p][/quote]Ain't started yet u goon! We keep sliding don't we yet still keep the gap between u n the 7th placed team. 3 defeats out of 27 n we are sliding. Priceless. Your banter is from the oopsi aisle in asda! stevieclaret
  • Score: 2

2:25pm Sat 1 Feb 14

stevieclaret says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
QPR 4 Dingles 0

Slip sliding away, slip sliding away, you will be lucky to stay in the play offs.
Close ...
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: QPR 4 Dingles 0 Slip sliding away, slip sliding away, you will be lucky to stay in the play offs.[/p][/quote]Close ... stevieclaret
  • Score: 1

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