Queen's Park Rangers Vs Derby County, Tue 23 Mar 2010

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Jay Simpson and Damion Stewart return to the QPR squad for the home clash with Derby.

On-loan Arsenal striker Simpson missed Saturday's 1-1 draw against Swansea with a tight hamstring but boss Neil Warnock says he will be fine.

Centre-half Stewart was suspended at the weekend and could be restored to the starting line-up, with Matt Connolly reverting to right-back and Peter Ramage dropping out.

Teenage striker Antonio German will start on the bench again despite his goalscoring cameo against the Swans.

Warnock has no new injury concerns although midfield duo Martin Rowlands and Gavin Mahon remain long-term absentees with knee problems.

Rowlands is out for the season but Mahon hopes to figure at some point during the run-in.

Derby boss Nigel Clough must decide whether to recall skipper Robbie Savage.

The midfielder was rested for Saturday's goalless draw at Sheffield Wednesday, with Michael Tonge moving into the centre of midfield to partner Paul Green and Gilles Sunu starting on the right.

Whether Clough starts with the same side or recall the experienced Savage as the Rams continue their battle to avoid relegation remains to be seen.

Stephen Bywater will start in goal once again after returning at Hillsborough following a back problem.

Steve Davies (hamstring) was on the bench at the weekend but Rob Hulse and Chris Porter are likely to continue in attack.

Fit-again trio Gary Teale, Lee Croft and Lee Hendrie will be hoping for a recall to the squad, while Kris Commons (hamstring) is targeting a return for the clash with Ipswich on Easter Monday. Miles Addison (foot) is a long-term absentee.

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