QPR v Stoke City: Latest team news UPDATED

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Stoke have doubts over forward Jon Walters (calf) and midfielder Marko Arnautovic (foot) ahead of Saturday’s trip to QPR.

Midfielder Stephen Ireland should be in contention following a rib muscle injury.

Defender Geoff Cameron (hernia) and forward Peter Odemwingie (knee) both remain sidelined following surgery.

Provisional Squad: Begovic, Bardsley, Wilson, Shawcross, Pieters, Whelan, Walters, Krkic, Moses, Nzonzi, Crouch, Sorensen, Huth, Adam, Arnautovic, Assaidi, Biram Diouf, Muniesa, Ireland.

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Napoli loan signing Eduardo Vargas should recover from having stitches in his head to make his home debut for QPR in Saturday’s Premier League clash against Stoke.

The Chile striker suffered a clash of heads in midweek action for Rangers’ Under-21s.

Boss Harry Redknapp expects Joey Barton and Jordon Mutch to beat niggles in time to face Mark Hughes’ side at Loftus Road.

Provisional squad: Green, McCarthy, Hill, Dunne, Ferdinand, Onuoha, Caulker, Suk-young, Traore, Isla, Henry, Sandro, Barton, Fer, Mutch, Hoilett, Phillips, Kranjcar, Wright-Phillips, Austin, Zamora, Vargas.

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