QPR miss three key men for big Sunderland clash

Charlie Austin misses QPR's visit to Sunderland tomorrow
Charlie Austin misses QPR's visit to Sunderland tomorrow
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QPR will miss key striker Charlie Austin in tomorrow’s crucial Premier League game at Sunderland.

And the second-bottom Londoners must also do without defenders Richard Dunne and Nedum Onuoha.

All three sustained injuries in Saturday’s last-gasp 1-0 defeat to Southampton, with Austin and Dunne leaving Loftus Road on crutches.

But fears over Austin were tempered by news that the 13-goal former Burnley striker has only suffered bruising to his right foot, and he will be available again for QPR’s vital game at drop zone rivals Hull on February 21.

On the downside for Rangers, veteran former Ireland centre-back Dunne will be out for up to three months having suffered a medial cruciate ligament injury in his right knee.

Ex-Sunderland loanee Onuoha also sustained a hamstring problem which will keep him out for three to four weeks.