QPR vs Stoke team news: Joey Barton and Jordan Mutch start for Rangers while Potters recall Mame Diouf

The teams new from Loftus Road

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Joey Barton and Jordan Mutch have both overcome injury concerns to start for Queens Park Rangers as they host Stoke in Saturday's early kick off.

There is a first league start for Eduardo Vargas despite needing stitches to a head wound.

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QPR lost 4-0 to Manchester United last weekend and make four changes to that team.

For Stoke, Jonathon Walters has not recovered from his calf injury and misses out.

Mark Hughes' men lost 1-0 at home to Leicester last time out and now recall Charlie Adam and Mame Diouf.

Ex-Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic drops to the bench.

How the sides line-up...

QPR: Green; Isla, Ferdinand, Caulker, Traore; Barton, Fer, Kranjcar, Mutch; Vargas, Austin

Subs: Phillips, McCarthy, Onuoha, Henry, Dunne, Hoilett, Zamora

Stoke: Begovic; Bardsley, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; Whelan, Nzonzi; Diouf, Adam, Moses; Crouch

Subs: Huth, Muniesa, Arnautovic, Sidwell, Assaidi, Bojan, Sorensen

Referee: Martin Atkinson

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