QPR handed boost as Hull City 'going through it' with injury blows

Hull City could be without two Premier League loan stars on Saturday.Hull City could be without two Premier League loan stars on Saturday.
Hull City could be without two Premier League loan stars on Saturday.
QPR are fighting for survival as Hull City look to close the gap on the play-offs come Saturday afternoon.

QPR have been handed a boost in their Championship fight for survival as they prepare to face play-off chasing Hull City at the MKM Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The hosts sit in 10th place and are six points off the play-offs, although have a game in hand on sixth-placed Norwich City. Meanwhile, the Rs are now four points clear of the drop zone in 16th with four matches left to play.

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Both sides have a lot to play for in East Yorkshire this weekend and Marti Cifuentes' side have had hopes of a result boosted with Hull City hit with injury worries.

The Tigers are expected to be without on-loan Burnley star Anass Zaroury on Saturday after the winger missed midweek action against Middlesbrough. The 23-year-old has scored two goals in his 12 Championship appearances and has appeared in every league outing since the start of February.

Hull City could also be without captain Lewie Coyle after he was taken off at half-time against Middlesbrough, having only just returned from a back problem himself.

Hull boss Liam Rosenior said: "Ryan Giles has been feeling his groin, Matty Jacob felt his calf in one of his warm-ups as well. We're just going through that moment, it's the schedule. It is what it is, and that's why you use the squad. So I had to manage the squad.

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Hull City could be without two Premier League loan stars on Saturday.Hull City could be without two Premier League loan stars on Saturday.
Hull City could be without two Premier League loan stars on Saturday.

"Anass unfortunately missed out because he's got a small issue in his groin, not a big one so we'll have to see how long that is. And that's what you get at this stage of the season, and that's why your squad is so important."

Hull could be boosted by the return of Liam Delap from a lengthy lay-off with a knee injury. The Manchester City loanee was present at the MKM Stadium to watch the match on Wednesday.

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