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QPR will welcome back Joey Barton.

Captain Barton has missed the past three matches through suspension after an altercation with Bradley Johnson against Norwich.

Danny Gabbidon will have a hip complaint assessed today, while manager Mark Hughes is unlikely to complete any signings in time to feature at Loftus Road.

Adel Taarabt and Armand Traore are on African Nations Cup duty and Alejandro Faurlin (knee) is out for the rest of the season.

Wigan midfielder David Jones is doubtful due to a calf injury.

The bottom club are already without another midfielder in Mohamed Diame, who is on African Nations Cup duty with Senegal.

Latics have no other fitness concerns after Albert Crusat made a successful return from a back injury in Monday’s loss to Manchester City.

QPR (from): Kenny, Cerny, Murphy, Gabbidon, Ferdinand, Connolly, Hall, Hill, Orr, Young, Derry, Bartoon, Buzsaky, Smith, Mackie, Helguson, Wright-Phillips, Hulse, Campbell, Macheda, Bothroyd.

Wigan (from): Al Habsi, Alcaraz, Figueroa, Watson, Boyce, Caldwell, Moses, Gomez, McCarthy, Di Santo, Jones, Stam, McArthur, Lopez, Thomas, Sammon, Maloney, Crusat, Gohouri, Rodallega, McManaman, Pollitt, Kirkland.

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