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.