Premier League team news: QPR v Newcastle

QPR will be without defender Chris Samba for the visit of Barclays Premier League strugglers Newcastle on Sunday.

The Magpies will be chasing a positive result to strengthen their survival bid and Samba (knee) will still be absent for already relegated Rangers.

Shaun Wright-Phillips (ankle) and Andrew Johnson (knee) will miss the remainder of the season, both having undergone surgery.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will be able to welcome back a trio of key players for Sunday's Barclays Premier League trip to QPR.

Full-back Mathieu Debuchy is available once again after serving a one-match ban, while fellow defender Davide Santon (hamstring) and midfielder Sylvain Marveaux (groin) have returned to training and are in contention.

However, midfielder Moussa Sissoko and striker Shola Ameobi (both knee) will not play again this season after joining goalkeeper Tim Krul (shoulder) and full-back Massadio Haidara (hamstring) on the casualty list, while midfielder Sammy Ameobi is available after returning from his loan spell at Middlesbrough.

Provisional squads

QPR: Cesar, Green, Onuoha, Hill, Samba, Mbia, Fabio, Traore, Granero, Diakite, Hoilett, Park, Derry, Taarabt, Jenas, Mackie, Remy, Bothroyd, Zamora.

Newcastle: Elliot, Harper, Debuchy, Simpson, Santon, S. Taylor, Coloccini, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Perch, Tiote, Bigirimana, Cabaye, Anita, Gutierrez, Ben Arfa, Marveaux, Gosling, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Cisse, Gouffran, Campbell.