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Coventry City Vs Queen's Park Rangers, Sat 13 Feb 2010

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New loan signing Freddie Sears is in contention to make his Coventry debut against out-of-sorts QPR.

The West Ham striker arrived at the Ricoh Arena on Thursday in a deal until the end of the season and will compete with Freddy Eastwood and Clinton Morrison for a starting berth.

Manager Chris Coleman, however, may decide not to make any changes to his forward line following Tuesday`s 1-0 victory over third-placed Nottingham Forest, in which Eastwood netted the only goal of the game.

Other changes could be enforced elsewhere, though, as midfielder Aron Gunnarsson was forced off with a leg injury while centre-back James McPake is complaining of a stiff back. Both players missed training on Thursday but will be assessed on Friday.

Midfield duo Gary Deegan and Carl Baker and central defender Leon Barnett are on standby to replace the duo should they not make it.

Marcus Bent is ruled out of QPR's side through injury.

The on-loan Birmingham striker limped off after just 10 minutes of Tuesday night's 2-1 defeat by Ipswich with a hamstring injury.

Tamas Priskin, who is on loan from Ipswich and was ineligible in midweek, will be his likely replacement.

Beleaguered boss Mick Harford, whose side have taken one point from a possible 15 since he took over, can welcome back defender Peter Ramage from suspension but midfielder Mikele Leigertwood is in the middle of a three-game ban.

Akos Buzsaky and Adel Taarabt are pushing to start after their introductions as half-time substitutes helped produce a vastly improved second-half display on Tuesday.

Fellow midfielders Gavin Mahon and Martin Rowlands (both knee) are still out.

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Marcus Bent
Martin Rowlands
Nottingham Forest
Freddie Sears
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Clinton Morrison
Mikele Leigertwood
Freddy Eastwood
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Gavin Mahon
Aron Gunnarsson
Adel Taarabt
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