Queen's Park Rangers Vs West Bromwich Albion, Sat 6 Mar 2010

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Neil Warnock will check on the fitness of Lee Cook, Matt Connolly and Kaspars Gorkss ahead of his first game in charge of QPR against West Brom.

Winger Cook has been struggling with a cold this week and defender Connolly has an ankle injury.

Centre-half Gorkss has also not trained this week after picking up a knock and all three are battling to be fit to face the second-placed Baggies.

Warnock will be hoping playmaker Akos Buzsaky returns from international duty with Hungary in one piece.

Strikers Tamas Priskin (groin) and Marcus Bent (hamstring) should be fit but teenager Antonio German could keep his place after signing a new contract this week.

Midfielders Gavin Mahon and Martin Rowlands remain long-term absentees with knee injuries.

Roman Bednar is almost certain to be missing again as West Brom continue their promotion charge.

Bednar missed last weekend`s hard-fought 3-1 triumph over Derby due to a groin strain and is highly unlikely to have recovered in time for the trip to Loftus Road.

However, fit-again striker Ishmael Miller and winger Giles Barnes are in contention to provide a major boost for Roberto Di Matteo, although they are unlikely to start.

Miller (ankle) has been out of action for a month while Barnes (Achilles) is yet to pull on an Albion shirt in a competitive fixture and last did so over 12 months ago for Derby.

Di Matteo has also been boosted by the news winger Chris Brunt has recovered from the calf strain that forced him to withdraw from Northern Ireland`s squad, while the club`s eight other internationals have all come back from duty in one piece.

On-loan midfielder Ben Watson returns to QPR having spent a spell in the capital earlier this season.

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Akos Buzsaky
West Bromwich Albion
Giles Barnes
Roman Bednar
Kaspars Gorkss
Chris Brunt
Ben Watson
Antonio German
Derby County
Marcus Bent
Roberto Di Matteo
Martin Rowlands
Queens Park Rangers
Ishmael Miller
Gavin Mahon
Giles Barnes
Tamas Priskin
Ben Watson
Lee Cook

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