Team News: Charlie Austin starts for Queens Park Rangers

QPR's Charlie Austin celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Bolton during their Championship match on January 28, 2014
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Charlie Austin starts for Queens Park Rangers for the first time since January against Nottingham Forest today.

Charlie Austin will start for Queens Park Rangers against Nottingham Forest this afternoon for the first time in three months.

The striker, who has made two recent substitute appearances, injured his shoulder in January.

Jermaine Jenas and Nedum Onouha also return to the QPR first team, while Niko Kranjcar makes the bench.

Forest, meanwhile, make four changes from Tuesday's 3-3 draw against Sheffield Wednesday.

Simon Cox replaces Jamie Paterson, who is missing through illness, while Kevin Wilson, Danny Fox and Greg Halford also come in.

QPR: Green; Simpson, Onouha, Dunne, Assou-Ekotto; Hoilett, Jenas, Carroll, Benayou; Morrison; Austin

Forest: Darlow; Halford, Lascelles, Wilson, Fox; Peltier, Jara; Mackie, Lansbury, Derbyshire; Cox

QPR manager Harry Redknapp on the touchline during his team's match against Burnley on October 26, 2013
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