(Sporting Alert) — It is inevitable that one of these teams will be relegated from the English Premier League, but both Queens Park Rangers and Reading will fight to make sure it’s not them, at least, not on Sunday.
BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Venue: Madejski Stadium
Date: Sunday, 28 April
Victory for either of these teams would see the other getting relegated after today’s game at The Madejski Stadium.
TEAM NEWS: QPR manager Harry Redknapp has left leading center-back Chris Samba out of the starting line-up in one of the five changes to his starting team from the side that played in the last outing.
Julio Cesar starts on the bench with Robert Green getting the nod in goal.
Also starting in today’s early kick-off are midfielder Jermaine Jenas and striker Jay Bothroyd, who plays alongside Loic Remy in the attack.
Winger Andros Townsend misses the game after picking up a hamstring injury, while Tal Ben Haim, Shaun Derry and Junior Hoilett are dropped.
Meanwhile, Reading, which start slight favorites in the eyes of the books, are unchanged from the side that suffered at 2-1 defeat at Norwich eight-days ago.
Reading v QPR
Reading: McCarthy, Gunter, Mariappa, Morrison, Kelly, McCleary, Karacan, Guthrie, McAnuff, Pogrebnyak, Blackman.
Subs: Taylor, Pearce, Le Fondre, Hunt, Robson-Kanu, Harte, Carrico.
QPR: Green, Bosingwa, Hill, Onuoha, Traore, Jenas, Granero, Mbia, Taarabt, Remy, Bothroyd.
Subs: Cesar, Derry, Park, Mackie, Da Silva, Ben Haim, Hoilett.
Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)