Queens Park Rangers return to Championship action following the international break as they welcome Coventry City to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium later this afternoon.
Mark Warburton has thrown the gauntlet down onto his squad to book a top-ten finish heading into the final nine games of the 2020/21 season.
Last time out, the Hoops were pegged back by Reading as both teams took a share of the spoils.
The 58-year-old has plenty to consider heading into the Good Friday encounter, so here’s our predicted XI as well as the latest team and injury news from west London…
There could be as many as four changes from the 1-1 draw at Reading.
In the build-up to the match, Warburton revealed that he had no fresh injury concerns, telling the club;s official website: “There are no new injuries that I’m aware of. Obviously, that could change when the boys return from international duty today [Thursday], but I’m not aware of anything new.”
Two of those returning players, Seny Dieng and Lyndon Dykes, started last time out and should remain in the lineup.
Warburton should stick with a 3-5-2 system, although we may well see skipper Geoff Cameron start alongside Jordy de Wijs and Rob Dickie. It means Yoann Barbet makes way.
There may even be a return for Todd Kane at right wing-back, having been dropped for Osman Kakay. The versatile 23-year-old drops to the bench, with Lee Wallace continuing on the left.
In midfield, we’re expecting Dom Ball to replace Sam Field in the third change from QPR’s last outing, whilst Ilias Chair is axed in favour of Chris Willock, who had a more positive impact at the Madejski Stadium.
Finally, Dykes is likely to start alongside Charlie Austin in attack once again. He scored in that draw and will want to remain in form heading into the final matches of the campaign.