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QPR v Norwich preview

Harry Redknapp must decide which of his new faces his thrusts into first-team action as he prepares to tackle Norwich at Loftus Road.

Former captain Ryan Nelsen made his farewell appearance in the 0-0 draw with Manchester City in midweek, but the void he leaves in defence will be filled by the considerable presence of club-record signing Christopher Samba.

Yun Suk-young could come into contention, while Jermaine Jenas and Andros Townsend add to Redknapp's midfield options following the deadline day departure of Alejandro Faurlin to Palermo on loan.

Norwich boss Chris Hughton must decide whether to hand new signing Luciano Becchio a start against QPR or stick with the players on duty against Tottenham.

The Canaries claimed only their second point from the last 21 available in the 1-1 draw with Spurs in midweek in a much-improved display when only Gareth Bale's superb late leveller denied them victory.

Hughton's only other piece of January business was to bring in Sierra Leone forward Kei Kamara on loan from Sporting Kansas City and he is unlikely to be thrust straight into the Premier League fray.