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18 March 2014

Ahead of the Owls’ Championship clash against QPR this evening, gives the low down on the opposition:

R’s boss Harry Redknapp is likely to be forced to make changes to his starting line-up at Hillsborough.

Rob Green, Jermaine Jenas and Armand Traore are all likely to miss the trip, joining long term absentees Danny Simspon, Matt Phillips, Alejandro Faurlin and Charlie Austin on the sidelines.

Back-up goalkeeper Brian Murphy is expected to start at Hillsborough, while Ravel Morrison (groin) is a doubt.

QPR were back amongst the goals at the weekend with a 3-0 win over Yeovil.

Striker Charlie Austin is the runaway leading scorer at Loftus Road with 15 goals in all competitions – 14 in the Championship.

But with Austin ruled out with a shoulder injury, the R’s have had to find goals from other sources.

Ravel Morrison has scored four goals in his last three games but is an injury concern for the trip to Hillsborough.

Matt Phillips has scored three Championship goals while Andrew Johnson, Kevin Doyle, Jermaine Jenas, Joey Barton, Niko Kranjcar and David Hoilett are all on two goals.

Ravel Morrison joined on loan from West Ham in February 2014 and has played five games for the R’s.

The talented midfielder began his career as a trainee at Manchester United before the Hammers paid a reported £650,000 fee for Morrison’s services.

Morrison scored both goals in QPR’s 2-0 win over Birmingham at St Andrews and ensured the club returned to winning ways after defeat at Brighton, scoring another brace in the 3-0 win over Yeovil.

Clint Hill 36
Rob Green 35
Richard Dunne 34
Joey Barton 31
Danny Simpson 29
Charlie Austin 28

Coll Donaldson from Livingston (30 January 2014)

Will Keane on loan from Manchester United (31 January 2014)

Kevin Doyle on loan from Wolves (31 January 2014)

Dellatorre on loan from Paranaense (31 January 2014)

Modibo Maiga on loan from West Ham (31 January 2014)

Aaron Hughes on loan from Fulham (31 January 2014)

Ravel Morrison on loan from West Ham (19 February 2014)

Joey Barton has accumulated 11 yellow cards and one red card this season. Barton’s dismissal came in the club’s 1-0 home defeat to Leicester in December 2013.

Elsewhere Richard Dunne has received five yellow cards, as has his defensive partner Clint Hill.

The R’s have slipped off the automatic promotion pace with just two wins from their previous eight games.

Three straight defeats to Derby, Reading and Charlton mean the club face an uphill battle to challenge for a top two spot.

QPR 3-0 Yeovil
Brighton 2-0 QPR
Birmingham 0-2 QPR
QPR 1-1 Leeds
Charlton 1-0 QPR

Record at home – played 18; won 12, drawn four, lost two

On the road – played 17; won six, drawn five, lost six

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