QPR V Norwich at Loftus Road Stadium - Match Preview
Updated Friday, 1st February 2013
QPR V Norwich at Loftus Road Stadium - Match Preview.
Options aplenty for Redknapp
QPR manager Harry Redknapp could hand several of his new signings debuts against Norwich.
Christopher Samba, Jermaine Jenas and Andros Townsend could feature after the deadline-day moves, although Redknapp suggests fellow new boy Yun Suk-young needs some time to settle in.
Junior Hoilett is fit to feature following a hamstring problem but Jamie Mackie (tonsillitis) is a doubt, while Ryan Nelsen and Alejandro Faurlin have left the club.
"The most important thing is the game," Redknapp said. "It is a big game for us.
"We have been in good form, got a great 0-0 draw in midweek against Man City, so our league form has been good.
"We won away to Chelsea, drew with Tottenham, drew with West Ham and got a great point against Man City. It is a big game again.
"Norwich have done well. Chrissy (Cughton) has done a fantastic job with them and they had a good performance the other night against Tottenham.
"It will be a tough game but we are at home and we have to be ready for it."
Norwich could hand a debut to new signing Luciano Becchio.
The striker will not be amongst strangers at Norwich, with former Leeds team-mates Jonny Howson, Bradley Johnson and Robert Snodgrass already there.
"This is a challenge for me to play in the Premier League, but it's an important challenge that I want to give myself," Becchio said.
"I would also like to thank Norwich for giving me the chance to play in the
Premier League. I want to thank the Norwich manager for giving me this chance. I want to pay him back for all the sacrifice and effort he put in to getting me this move."
Sierra Leone forward Kei Kamara is still awaiting international clearance on his loan move from Major League Soccer club Sporting Kansas City.
Defender Steven Whittaker has recovered from a hip injury, but England goalkeeper John Ruddy (thigh) remains out while Tottenham have recalled striker Harry Kane.