Championship - Team news: Barton missing for QPR

Joey Barton is absent for QPR when they take on Wigan in the Championship on Wednesday night.

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Joey Barton grabbed QPR's equaliser from a free-kick (PA Sport)

The fiery midfielder collected his fifth booking of the season in Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Burnley and serves a one-match ban.

With Tottenham loanee Tom Carroll also absent due to an ankle injury, Alejandro Faurlin and Jermaine Jenas will be pushing for recalls in midfield.

Andy Johnson is fit after a hamstring problem and could be added to the squad but fellow striker Bobby Zamora (knee) and defender Nedum Onouha (hamstring) are still on the sidelines.

Wigan goalkeeper Scott Carson faces a spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

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