Southampton v QPR preview

Several Southampton players will be looking for a recall to the
starting line-up when struggling QPR visit St Mary’s on
Saturday.

Gaston Ramirez and Jason Puncheon both came off the bench in
last weekend’s 4-2 loss at Newcastle and will be hoping to regain
starting berths.

Jose Fonte was also named among the substitutes at St James’
Park – his first involvement since sustaining a knee injury in the
FA Cup tie against Chelsea on January 5.

Recent signing Vegard Forren is still waiting for his debut.

For QPR, manager Harry Redknapp will check on the fitness of
Esteban Granero after the Argentine midfielder was forced off
through injury at half-time against Manchester United last
week.

Loic Remy made his comeback from a groin strain against Sir Alex
Ferguson’s men as a second-half substitute.

Remy could be in contention for a starting place against
Southampton to replace Bobby Zamora, who is out after hurting his
ankle against United.