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Norwich City vs. Queens Park Rangers

Carrow Road

Saturday 26th November 2011

3pm

Vital Preview: Norwich City v QPR

City welcome last season's Championship winners Queens Park Rangers to Carrow Road this afternoon looking to bounce back after suffering back-to-back Premier League defeats.

The Canaries are 11th in the Premier League with 13 points from 12 games, one point behind West Bromwich Albion in tenth and four clear of the relegation places.

Last time they out they went down 2-1 at home to Arsenal, and prior to that lost 3-2 away to Aston Villa thanks to two goals from former Ipswich striker Marcus Bent.

City have picked up eleven points from their last eight games to sit ninth in the Premier League form table. So far this season they have won 2, drawn 2 and lost 2 league games at from Carrow Road

QPR are presently 9th in the Premier League table with 15 points from their opening 12 games, behind Aston Villa on goal difference.

Last time out they beat won 3-2 at Stoke, and prior lost by the same scoreline to Manchester City at Loftus Road.

In total this season they have won 3 and lost 3 games away from home to hold the seventh-best away record in the league, and sit 10th in the overall form table.


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Vital Quotes:

Paul Lambert believes QPR are a much-improved team from last season, telling canaries.co.uk:

'They're playing very well, and they got a great result last week, so it'll be a hard game, but equally so it will be a hard game for them.

'There have been a number of personnel changes, and they've brought in some top players. They've started to look really good, and this is going to be a really hard game.

'Jamie Mackie has come back really well for them recently, he suffered a broken leg, but he's come back well.

'The ones they've brought in are really strong, and add to that the ones that were already there. But we're at home and we'll be trying to win.'

Norwich City Team News:

Lambert has no new injury concerns ahead of this afternoon's game.

Ritchie De Laet is in contention after recovering from the back injury that kept him out of last weekend's defeat to Arsenal.

Zak Whitbread and Daniel Ayala successfully came through a midweek game unscathed but neither are expected to feature against the R's, and long-term injury victims Elliott Ward, James Vaughan and Korey Smith are still out.

Player to watch: David Fox

When Fox plays he is central to everything the Canaries do. If he plays well, City play well.

Queens Park Rangers Team News:

QPR will be without captain Joey Barton after he picked up his fifth booking of the season last week.

Danny Gabbidon, Jason Puncheon, Jay Bothroyd, Armand Traore and Luke Young are all major doubts, but Heider Helguson is hopeful of playing despite an eye injury.

Rangers will definitely be missing DJ Campbell, Matt Connolly and former Ipswich man Keiron Dyer.

Player to watch: Armand Traore

Vital QPR have picked out Armand Traore as their one to watch, and think the battle between him and Kyle Naughton could be key. Who are we to argue?

Match Facts & Stats

Norwich City: LLDDWLWW
Queens Park Rangers: WLLWDLDW

Ref Watch:

Today's referee is Mark Clattenburg of County Durham.

It is his first time in charge of a game featuring the Canaries this season, but he was the man in the middle for QPR's 1-1 draw with Blackburn last month.

Next Fixtures:

Barclays Premier League
Manchester City v Norwich City
Saturday 3rd December

Barclays Premier League
Norwich City v Newcastle United
Saturday 10th December




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