Confirmed: QPR v Southampton lineups

Loftus Road QPR

Here is how Queens Park Rangers and Southampton will line up for this afternoon’s match:

Queens Park Rangers take to the field for the first time since the resignation of former manager Harry Redknapp.

Chris Ramsey is in caretaker charge and he will earn plenty of plaudits if he can inspire the side to a win against high-flying Southampton.

The Saints are currently fourth in the table but a win this afternoon will see them climb back up to third ahead of Manchester United.

With QPR losing three of their last four games against today’s opponents things do not look promising but their impressive recent home form suggests they could get something this afternoon.

Southampton have the best defence in the top flight and QPR’s strike-force will have to be at its best to break down a back-line that Ronald Koeman has improved despite the summer sales of Dejan Lovren and Luke Shaw.

A win for QPR could lift the out of the bottom three depending on how Hull get on at the Etihad Stadium.

QPR lineup

Starting:

  • Robert Green
  • Steven Caulker
  • Richard Dunne
  • Clint Hill
  • Nedum Onuoha
  • Armand Traore
  • Joey Barton
  • Leroy Fer
  • Matthew Phillips
  • Adel Taarabt
  • Charlie Austin

Substitutes: Alex McCarthy, Mauricio Isla, Karl Henry, Niko Kranjcar, Eduardo Vargas, Bobby Zamora, Mauro Zárate.

Southampton lineup

Starting:

  • Fraser Forster
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Jose Fonte
  • Matt Targett
  • Maya Yoshida
  • Steven Davis
  • Eljero Elia
  • Sadio Mané
  • Victor Wanyama
  • James Ward-Prowse
  • Graziano Pellè

Substitutes: Kelvin Davis, Florin Gardos, Jake Flannigan, Harrison Reed, Morgan Schneiderlin, Dusan Tadic, Ryan Seager.

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