Burnley vs QPR – Premier League preview and team news

Burnley will be aiming to escape the bottom three and move above Queens Park Rangers by coming out on top when the two sides meet on Saturday.

The Lancashire club are in strong form, and will have considered themselves unfortunate to have come away with just a point from their last Premier League match at Newcastle United, where they showed incredible resolve to draw level on three occasions despite suffering three first half injuries.

But this is very much the kind of game that they must be looking to take maximum points from if the Clarets are to stand a realistic chance of staying up, and they are aided by the presence of Sam Vokes, who found the net for the first time since returning from injury in Monday’s FA Cup draw with Tottenham.

On the other side of the coin, this will be the game in which Harry Redknapp will be targeting an end to QPR’s horrific run of results away from home, having lost every away game in all competitions this season.

He will also be demanding a response from his players following a desperately poor showing in the FA Cup last time out against Sheffield United, where they were well beaten by three goals to nil. Meanwhile, Charlie Austin will relish the chance to score at his old ground.

The home side will be hoping that captain Jason Shackell will be available, but are without Kevin Long, Michael Duff, Matt Taylor and Stephen Ward.

Left-back Yun Suk-Young is ruled out for QPR along with Sandro and long-term absentee Alejandro Faurlin. They are likely to make changes from the Sheffield United defeat.

See what the expert tipsters at OLBG are tipping on Burnley v QPR

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