Football - Barton banned on Boxing Day

QPR will be without Joey Barton when they head to Nottingham Forest.

The controversial midfielder was sent off towards the end of Saturday's 1-0 defeat by Leicester - the eighth red card of his career - and serves a one-match ban.

Karl Henry could replace Barton in the centre while Yossi Benayoun is pushing for a full debut after coming on as a second-half substitute against the Foxes.

Boss Harry Redknapp could make further changes following their first home defeat of the season but he is still without long-term casualties Alejandro Faurlin (cruciate) and Bobby Zamora (knee).

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