Crystal Palace -- 23rd, 15 GP, -4 GD, 13 points v. QPR -- 21st, 14 GP, -10 GD, 14 points ------ 10 November 2007 15:00 Selhurst Park ------ Rangers News: It's a big match for both relegation-threatened teams as the R's travel to South London for their first away match under Luigi DeCanio. There will be a change in defense as Martin Cranie suffered a broken leg on Tuesday and has returned to Portsmouth. Based on an interview with Sampsa Timoska on QPR World today, it seems likely that he'll be starting at outside back, meaning that Michael Mancienne will likely move inside to partner Damion Stewart at center back. Chris Barker will likely continue at left back. Mikele Leigertwood broke his nose on Tuesday, but is fit to play and has been training with the team, making a repeat of Tuesday's starting midfield of Rowlands, Leigertwood, Buzsaky, and Sinclair likely. Marc Nygaard left Tuesday's game with a hamstring problem, but has not been ruled out of taking some part on Saturday. Dexter Blackstock has returned to training after recovery from his knee operation. Danny Nardiello got some action last week as a sub for Nygaard and is working his way back to full fitness. Last week, the R's started the maximum five loan players (Buzsaky, Sinclair, Vine, Cranie, and Mancienne), but with Cranie out of action, Ben Sahar might work his way into the picture as a fifth loan player on the team sheet. Thus, it's unclear who will partner Rowan Vine up top. Two players that have not figured under DeCanio have left the club -- Marcus Bignot went to Millwall on loan to help former QPR #2 Kenny Jackett through a defensive injury crisis whle Jason Jarrett has returned to Preston, ending his loan spell with the R's. The Opponent: Palace has 2 losses and 3 draws since being taken over by Neil Warnock. They fought back for a 1-1 draw at Cardiff on Tuesday. They played to a scoreless draw at Scunthorpe last weekend. The two games before that were losses at home to Watford (0-2) and Stoke (1-3). Warnock's period in charge began with a 1-1 draw at Blackpool. According to the BBC, "Crystal Palace's injury problems are easing, with Besian Idrizaj back after suffering concussion and David Martin fit to return following a bout of flu. Lee Hills (back) and Tony Craig (shoulder) are both still sidelined." The Series: QPR leads 35-25-28. The home team won both meetings last year, with QPR winning 4-2 at HQ but dropping an 0-3 decision at Selhurst Park. Palace won both meetings in 05/06. Before that, the clubs last met in 2000/01 in a pair of 1-1 draws. Palace also won both meetings in 99/00. In 98/99, the clubs drew the first game at Selhurst Park before the R's closed out the season with the famous 6-0 win that saved the Super Hoops from the drop. The clubs first met in the 1920/21 season.