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QPR boss Hughes hopes Diakite joins Taarabt back for Stoke

QPR boss Mark Hughes has received a midfield boost going into today's must win game against Stoke City.

QPR will be boosted by the return of Adel Taarabt after suspension, although it is yet to be seen whether Samba Diakite will be well enough to feature.

"Adel comes back into the picture," Hughes said.

"His form, certainly at home, has been very good. He has been scoring goals again, which is important.

"We have the option of Adel again and apart from Samba, most of the guys are available.

"Samba has had a virus which has knocked him for six.

"Obviously he was very fatigued so we've been quite easy with him, tried to build him up and hopefully he will be an option at the weekend.

"At the moment he is just doing light training so we're not sure if he is going to be available, but apart from him everybody else who was available last week is available."

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