Addicks Unchanged For Boxing Day Battle

Last updated : 25 December 2008 By Paul Crisp

Despite Saturday's 1-0 defeat to relegation rivals Norwich City, the Addicks look set to start with the team that gave the impressive performance against Derby at The Valley where a late strike denied the hosts three vital points.

One man who may return is on-loan Jay McEveley, who faced a Christmas Day fitness test on his injured shoulder and he could replace Grant Basey, with Martin Cranie at right-back.

Keith Gillespie will start on the bench for the final time with Sheffield United set to recall the winger at the start of the month, so Lloyd Sam and Hameur Bouazza will continue on the midfield flanks.

In attack, Svetoslav Todorov and Deon Burton are pushing for places but Parkinson is expected to continue with the strike force of Andy Gray and Martin Waghorn.

The former Hull and Colchester manager has just two more games until the manager's position is reviewed by the board so a win either tomorrow or on Sunday at Sheffield United could put Parkinson in pole position for the job.

Will Boxing Day be the day the Addicks start to fight for survival?

Possible side for QPR: Elliot, Cranie, Fortune, Hudson(c), Basey, Sam, Semedo, Bailey, Bouazza, Gray, Waghorn

Subs: Weaver, McEveley, Todorov, Burton, Gillespie