Still without a permanent manager, Queens Park Rangers will look to earn points away from Loftus Road for the first time this season as the R’s travel to the Stadium of Light for a match against Sunderland.
You can watch the match live at 2:45 p.m. ET online via Live Extra.
QPR sit 19th on the table and have lost all 11 matches played away from home. Unfortunately, they will be without top scorer Charlie Austin, as the English striker is out with a foot injury. That means it will be up to the veteran Bobby Zamora up top, who gets the start for the Hoops.
Sunderland have been given a spark with the arrival of Jermain Defoe from Toronto FC, as the striker has scored in both of his Premier League appearances for the Black Cats. He will be paired alongside Connor Wickham, who returns from injury to the starting XI in Gus Poyet’s side.
Sunderland: Pantilimon, Reveillere, Vergini, O’Shea, van Aanholt, Bridcutt, Johnson, Larsson, Jordi Gomez, Wickham, Defoe. Subs: Brown, Fletcher, Graham, Alvarez, Coates, Mannone, Agnew
Queens Park Rangers: Green, Isla, Caulker, Ferdinand, Yun Suk-Young, Henry, Barton, Phillips, Fer, Kranjcar, Zamora. Subs: Traore, Hill, Wright-Phillips, McCarthy, Taarabt, Zarate, Doughty