Confirmed: QPR and West Ham line-ups

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

Queens Park Rangers welcome West Ham United to Loftus Road in what is a huge match for the hosts.

Chris Ramsey’s men are currently 19th in the Premier League with 26 points from 33 matches. That leaves them two points clear of safety with just five games remaining.

As for West Ham, they have no worries for the final month of the campaign but they will not want their season to completely fall by the wayside after an impressive beginning.

Sam Allardyce’s men have faltered somewhat in recent times but a strong finish could still see them end the campaign in the top eight.

West Ham have a fine recent record against QPR, losing just one of the last six league games between the two. But without a win in their last five games, the Hammers will have to turn their fortune round this afternoon if they want to extend that record.

As for QPR, they are without a win in their last 13 London derbies, so it would take a brave supporter punter to put their money on a home win this afternoon.

QPR lineup

Starting:

  • Robert Green
  • Steven Caulker
  • Richard Dunne
  • Clint Hill
  • Nedum Onuoha
  • Joey Barton
  • Karl Henry
  • Matthew Phillips
  • Sandro
  • Charlie Austin
  • Bobby Zamora

Substitutes: Alex McCarthy, Mauricio Isla, Yun Suk-Young, Leroy Fer, Niko Kranjcar, Adel Taarabt, Shaun Wright-Phillips.

West Ham lineup

Starting:

  • Adrián
  • Reece Burke
  • James Collins
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • Stewart Downing
  • Matthew Jarvis
  • Cheikhou Kouyaté
  • Mark Noble
  • Kevin Nolan
  • Enner Valencia

Substitutes: Jussi Jääskeläinen, Joey O'Brien, Reece Oxford, Morgan Amalfitano, Nenê, Diego Poyet, Carlton Cole.

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