HARRY Redknapp is awaiting reports on Chris Samba and Andros Townsend before naming QPR’s side to face Arsenal this evening.
Defender Samba (pic) was mysteriously absent from last week’s 0-0 draw at Reading that rubber-stamped relegation even though he Tweeted his enthusiasm to get on the pitch.
But the message on the social network site came after he apparently picked up a knee injury the day before.
The gaffer was again none the wiser before training yesterday.
Redknapp said: “We’ll have a look at him and see how he is, hopefully he’ll be OK, but I’m not sure.”
On-loan Townsend has rejoined the squad following treatment on a hamstring injury, and is set to be included in the squad subject to a final check.
Hoops also have striker Bobby Zamora back in contention after his three-match suspension.
Even though the club are down and definitely out of the top flight, the manager will stick with players that took them back to the Championship after two seasons, insisting those on the fringe will remain there.
“The players will want to still win,” he said. “They want to win in a nine-a-side training ground match.
“If you were playing football with your mates you’d want to win.
“The crowd will also make sure there will be a good atmosphere.
“But as for bringing in fringe players? They must be hiding from me if they’re good enough. There’s no-one ready to come in and play at Premier League standard.”