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QPR v Norwich

Last Updated: 30/01/13 11:03pm

Having suffered humiliating FA Cup exits last weekend, Queens Park Rangers and Norwich City will be looking to offer a positive response when they take to the field on Saturday.

Having suffered humiliating FA Cup exits last weekend, Queens Park Rangers and Norwich City will be looking to offer a positive response when they take to the field on Saturday.

QPR's team selection for a cup humbling by MK Dons highlighted where their priorities lie at present, with Harry Redknapp prepared to sacrifice the cup in favour of focusing all of his efforts on a relegation battle.

A run of four games unbeaten, which has brought six points, suggests there is life in the Loftus Road outfit yet, but they remain rooted to the foot of the division, four points from safety.

While QPR are still very much in trouble, Norwich are in danger of being dragged back into a survival scrap.

A 10-match unbeaten run which lifted the club into the top-half of the table has been followed by a seven-match winless streak, with Chris Hughton's side collecting just two points during an untimely wobble.

The Canaries do, however, boast an enviable record against QPR, with six fixtures and almost five years having passed since they last tasted defeat against the men from West London.

One of their successes during that run came during a trip to Loftus Road in the corresponding fixture last season, with Steve Morison snatching a late winner in a game which saw Joey Barton find the target for the hosts before being sent-off.

There was no such drama during the reverse match back in August, with two goals inside the opening 20 minutes from Simeon Jackson and Bobby Zamora ensuring that the spoils were shared.

Both sides would probably settle for a repeat of that outcome on Saturday, with the need to avoid defeat likely to win out over the desire to take risks and pursue three precious points.

QPR will be under the most pressure to deliver, especially on home soil, but Norwich cannot afford to write fixtures off, with none of the sides in the bottom half able to take their top-flight status for granted.

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