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Starting XIs: Canaries boss Farke keeps faith with Cantwell for QPR clash

PUBLISHED: 16:40 22 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:40 22 September 2018

Christoph Zimmermann is the only players starting at Loftus Road who started the 4-1 defeat at QPR last season Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Christoph Zimmermann is the only players starting at Loftus Road who started the 4-1 defeat at QPR last season Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Paul Chesterton

Norwich City have named an unchanged starting XI for this evening’s Championship clash at Queens Park Rangers, keeping faith with youngster Todd Cantwell in midfield.

The 20-year-old impressed during his league debut in midweek and continues to cover for the injured Onel Hernandez, with in-form forward Teemu Pukki continuing to lead the line.

There are changes on the bench though, with Michael McGovern returning as goalkeeper cover due to Aston Oxborough’s knock, and Louis Thompson shaking off his hamstring strain to feature as a substitute.

The Canaries are chasing a third successive win, following a 1-0 home win over Middlesbrough last weekend and a 2-1 success at Reading on Wednesday night.

QPR make three changes, with Angel Rangel missing out completely and replaced by Alex Baptiste, Josh Scowen coming into midfield in place of Jordan Cousins and Tomer Hemed starting, with Geoff Cameron dropping to the bench.

Rangers have revived their fortunes in recent weeks, taking 10 points from a possible 12, with a 2-1 win at Bolton last Saturday followed by a 2-0 home victory over Millwall in midweek.

Norwich: Krul; Aarons, Zimmermann, Klose, Lewis; Tettey (C), Leitner; Buendia, Stiepermann, Cantwell; Pukki. Subs: McGovern (GK), Godfrey, Trybull, Vrancic, Thompson, Rhodes, Srbeny

QPR: Lumley; Lynch, Leistner, Baptiste, Bidwell; Eze, Scowen, Luongo, Freeman; Hemed, Wells. Subs: Ingram (GK), Cameron, Cousins, Osayi-Samuel, Wszolek, Kakay, Smith

Referee: Darren Bond (Lancashire)

MORE: QPR v Norwich City: The Lowdown

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