Queens Park Rangers v Bolton Wanderers - Preview

  • January 28, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton make a long trip to London on Tuesday night, when they face Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

After bowing out of the FA Cup with defeat to Cardiff City on Saturday, Wanderers will look to bounce back against a side who go into the game placed second in the Championship.

Harry Redknapp's side haven't been in action since they beat Huddersfield Town on January 18, as they extended their winning streak in league competition to three games. Bolton, meanwhile, haven't tasted victory in the competition since Boxing Day.

Dougie Freedman may hand a debut to Lukas Jutkiewicz against the Hoops, providing he completes a move from Middlesbrough in time to feature.

Craig Davies is the club's only available senior striker available for the Trotters, after David Ngog completed a permanent move to Swansea City on Monday. Jermaine Beckford remains on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, while Marvin Sordell and Tom Eaves are out on loan at other clubs.

Conor Wilkinson and Zach Clough both impressed for the development squad on Monday evening, but are unlikely to make the trip and play two games in as many days.

Mark Davies is available after being rested for the cup defeat to Cardiff, with Chris Eagles the most likely man to drop down to the bench. Jay Spearing and Medo Kamara are expected to start alongside each other, with Neil Danns and Lee Chung-Yong also hoping to feature from the off.

An unchanged back-four of Tim Ream, Zat Knight, Matt Mills and Alex Baptiste should provide the protection for Andy Lonergan's goal, with the former Preston North End stopper expected to retain his position despite a high-profile error in his previous outing. Adam Bogdan is fit and available, but looks set to take a place on the bench.

QPR will be without Danny Simpson for the visit of the Trotters, after he recovers from a back injury. Max Ehmer has been recalled from a loan spell at Carlisle United and could be drafted in to deputise for the absent defender.

Joey Barton is doubtful with a thigh problem, while Jermaine Jenas and Nedum Onuoha will be assessed prior to kick-off after recovering from recent problems of their own.

Former Blackburn Rovers forward Junior Hoilett should return after working his way back from a hamstring strain, while ex-Burnley forward Charlie Austin looks set to start alone in attack.

Bolton Wanderers: from: Bogdan, Lonergan, Lee-Barrett, Mears, Mills, Ream, Knight, Baptiste, White, Bolger, Threlkeld, Spearing, Eagles, Hall, Moritz, M Davies, Danns, Pratley, Vela, Chung-Yong, Lester, Woodland, Kellett, Kamara, C Davies, Jutkiewicz, Wilkinson, Odelusi, Clough, Youngs, Iliev

Referee: Andy D'Urso
Venue: Loftus Road
Kick-Off: 19:45

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Pos Team Pld Pts
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 80
8 Oxford United 46 76
9 Bolton Wanderers 46 73
10 Portsmouth 46 73
11 Ipswich Town 46 70
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