Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Queens Park Rangers

Sports Mole previews the London derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino will be without the suspended Kyle Naughton when his team host Queens Park Rangers on Sunday afternoon.

Naughton, who was dismissed during Spurs' 1-0 win over West Ham United last weekend, could be replaced by Jan Vertonghen, with Younes Kaboul being moved out to right-back.

Pochettino could also hand a start to Roberto Soldado, who netted in Tottenham's 2-1 victory over AEL Limassol in the Europa League.

New signings Leroy Fer and Mauricio Isla will be available to Harry Redknapp as the former Spurs boss makes his return to White Hart Lane.

However, with both players short of match fitness, Redknapp could decide to keep the same starting lineup, despite the Hoops going down 1-0 to Hull City last weekend.

Charlie Austin missed a penalty during that game but his boss has informed him that he will retain spot kick duties should his side be given an opportunity from 12 yards in North London.

Recent form

Tottenham Hotspur: WW

Queens Park Rangers: L

Possible starting lineups

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris; Dier, Vertonghen, Kaboul, Rose; Capoue, Lamela, Eriksen, Bentaleb, Lennon; Soldado

Queens Park Rangers: Green; Caulker, Dunne, Ferdinand, Simpson, Traore; Barton, Faurlin, Mutch; Austin, Remy

Sports Mole says: 2-1

Manager Mauricio Pochettino of Southampton on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Norwich City at St Mary's Stadium on March 15, 2014
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