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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Pre-Wolves News: Stewart Has Fractured Jaw from training ground accident....Nygaard & Ainsworth Out

From QPR TV World News (but not mentioned in text)Damion Stewart has fractured jaw from training accident (not explained how he got that). Nygaard out with ankle injury. Ainsworth also out. Lomas resumed light training after knee. Cook in race against time; struggling with rib injury.

QPR v Wolverhampton Wanderers - (Home 11/8 Draw 11/5 Away 13/8)
Out-of-form QPR have Ray Jones and Zesh Rehman back from suspension, whilst highly-rated midfielder Lee Cook should be fit despite a rib injury.
However Gareth Ainsworth (ankle), Steve Lomas (knee), Pat Kanyuka and Dominic Shimmin (both hamstring) are all absent.
Darren Potter could replace the suspended Karl Henry in midfield, but Mark Davies is still short of fitness after playing 20 minutes for the reserves.
Skysports.com prediction: 0-2 - Skysports

QPR manager John Gregory will welcome back Ray Jones and Zesh Rehman for Saturday's clash with Wolves at Loftus Road.
Striker Jones and defender Rehman missed the 1-0 defeat at Stoke last week due to suspension as each had picked up five bookings this season.
Rehman's return could persuade Gregory to revert to a 4-4-2 system after he opted for a 3-5-2 formation at Stoke.
Gregory will also hope to have winger Lee Cook available again after a rib injury.
Rangers have lost their last four matches and need to return to winning ways, but they remain without winger Gareth Ainsworth (ankle) and midfielder Steve Lomas (knee), as well as defenders Pat Kanyuka and Dominic Shimmin, who are both suffering from hamstring injuries.
Wolves manager Mick McCarthy will hand a recall to on-loan midfielder Darren Potter for the trip to QPR.
The 21-year-old starts as Karl Henry is suspended for one game after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season against Leicester.
McCarthy also looks set to hand striker Craig Davies his first start since the opening week of the season in a bid to solve his striking problems at Molineux.
Young midfielder Mark Davies played 20 minutes for the reserves on Tuesday night but boss Mick McCarthy confirmed he is still a few weeks away from a full return.
McCarthy told the club's official website: "I'm not sure he is up to playing a full game for the reserves yet but he is on the right track."
Elsewhere, winger Lewis Gobern is a slight doubt with a hamstring problem.
Sporting Life

WOLVES PERSPECTIVE - Wolves Official Site - Consistency Is Key
Mick McCarthy admits Wolves needs to find some consistency if they are to mount a challenge for a place in the top six.
The manager goes into tomorrow's match with 20th placed Queens Park Rangers looking to return to winning ways after the disappointing home defeat to Leicester last weekend.
"The fact that we were beaten last week in those circumstances (conceeding a late winner) doesn't change our approach to this game," says Mick.
"We will have the same preparation and the same confidence as we go down there to try and win the game.
"QPR have had four defeats on the spin, despite the fact that they were doing really well when John (Gregory) went in. They have just had a difficult period but anyone can beat anyone in this league.
"It was just disappointing for us last week because we didn't deserve to lose the game and that can knock you back a bit for a day or two.
"I don't think it's a case of this being a 'must win' but it's a game we are going to try and win, and we are capable of winning.
"We will have to play like we did in the second-half last week and not like we did in the first-half.
"Every week we try and get three points from each game and we will continue to do that.
"We have been like a lot of other teams in this league - inconsistent.
"We have had a couple of results and performances and then we've followed that up with a couple of not so good performances. That is why we are where we are.
"Anybody who's put a string of good results together, like Derby and Stoke, suddenly find themselves moving up the league very quickly."
*The manager is waiting on the fitness of Lewis Gobern, who suffered a hamstring problem in training this week, and Leon Clarke, who sat out the Leicester game with a sore knee. - Wolves

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