(Sporting Alert) — Queens Park Rangers’ quest to return to the English Premier League next season start tonight, when they travel to face Wigan in the Sky Bet Championship first leg playoff semi-final at DW Stadium.
Manager Harry Redknapp has named a strong QPR team for the clash, with Ravel Morrison and Charlie Austin leading the attacking line.
Junior Hoilett, Joey Barton, Armand Traore and Richard Dunne are all starters as well, while Kevin Doyle, Suk-Young Yun, Niko Kranjcar and Karl Henry are amongst the substitutes.
Home side Wigan also hoping to earn a place in the final playoff game, starts with a strong team as well, with Emmerson Boyce, Jean Beausejour, Marc-Antoine Fortune, Callum McManaman and Shaun Maloney all starting.
Wigan v QPR
Wigan: Carson, Boyce, Caldwell, Kiernan, Perch, McArthur, Gomez, Beausejour, McManaman, Fortune, Maloney
Subs: McClean, Espinoza, Barnett, Al Habsi, Maynard, Waghorn, Collison
QPR: Green, Simpson, Onuoha, Dunne, Hill, Hoilett, Barton, O’Neil, Traore, Morrison, Austin
Subs: Carroll, Yun, Doyle, Hughes, Kranjcar, Henry, Murphy
Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)