Hughes ponders selection

Queens Park Rangers

QPR boss Mark Hughes is without the suspended Stephane M'Bia for the massive clash with Southampton on Saturday.

M’Bia is serving the second match of a three-game ban after his sending off against Arsenal two weeks ago so he will not be able to face fellow strugglers Southampton in what is widely regarded as a must-win match for Mark Hughes’ men.

In midfield, Park Ji-Sung (knee) is unlikely to recover from injury, while Jamie Mackie (ankle) and Kieron Dyer (calf) are doubtful but centre-half Ryan Nelson could recover from his ankle injury which kept him out of New Zealand’s match in midweek.

On loan defender Fabio Da Silva has a hamstring problem and is not expected to feature so Hughes is likely to name the same line up that lost at Stoke last week.