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Britton a doubt for visit of QPR

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: February 08, 2013

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LEON Britton may miss out tomorrow as Swansea City host Queens Park Rangers in what Michael Laudrup is billing as a vital Premier League fixture.

Britton is struggling with the ankle injury he picked up at West Ham last Saturday.

But there is better news of Dutch duo Michel Vorm (knee) and Kemy Agustien (ankle), who could both return to the fold after injuries this weekend.

Bottom-club Rangers arrive at the Liberty in desperate need of points — but Laudrup has warned Harry Redknapp's men that Swansea are hungry for a result too.

"We have just had two away games and next weekend we have Liverpool at Anfield, and everyone knows how tough that will be," said the Swansea boss.

"It's not because QPR are bottom, but I would really like to win this game.

"We want to keep our momentum at home going after a good win over Stoke, and it is also important that we go into the Capital One Cup final with a positive feeling."

Swansea were unbeaten in seven league games before the West Ham reverse, which left them eighth in the table with 34 points.

Rangers are six points off safety at the foot of the table and, with the games ticking down, they are in dire need of victories from here on in.

"I don't know what QPR's tactics will be, but for me it's a very, very important game," Laudrup added.

"We still need six points to reach the famous 40 mark, and a win tomorrow would give us a lot.

"Everybody is talking about the final, but this is a huge game for us."

Jonathan de Guzman was back at the Liberty yesterday after making his Dutch international debut as a second-half substitute in the midweek friendly draw against Italy.

With Britton struggling, de Guzman could fill a holding midfield role tomorrow.

Laudrup may then go with Wayne Routledge, Nathan Dyer and Pablo Hernandez in his starting side.

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