Queens Park Rangers are back in Championship action tonight as they will look to build on their impressive victory last time out.
Three days ago, Mark Warburton’s side dispatched Sheffield Wednesday with a rampant performance, and another three points away to Rotherham United could see them move into ninth place.
However, the Hoops manager has plenty to ponder in terms of team selection, so here’s our predicted line-up as well as the latest team and injury news from west London…
There could be just two changes from the side which beat the Owls 4-1 on Saturday afternoon as Warburton looks to deal with the quick turnaround in matches.
Club captain Geoff Cameron was absent at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium three days ago and is likely to be missing here once again, so a back three of Yoann Barbet, Jordy de Wijs and Rob Dickie should remain unchanged in front of coveted shot-stopper Seny Dieng.
However, the first alteration comes at right wing-back as usual first-choice Todd Kane earns a chance at redemption, having lost his place to 23-year-old Osman Kakay in recent outings.
Kane had been a key player, starting 24 league games, before being dropped against Coventry three games ago. The versatile Kakay may have to settle for a place on the bench, whilst Lee Wallace continues on the left flank.
West Brom loanee Sam Field has struggled for game-time and hasn’t truly impressed when given the chance, managing an average WhoScored rating of just 6.70 (10th best at QPR), so he could be the other change this evening.
It means there would be a recall for Dominic Ball to partner Stefan Johansen in the middle. The 25-year-old has started 25 matches in the league, 18 more than Field, so the R’s look set to welcome one of the manager’s favourites back to the line-up.
In the absence of the suspended Charlie Austin, target man Lyndon Dykes delivered a masterclass against the Owls, bagging a brace. That will please Warburton and should mean he has nothing to worry about in the absence of the other Baggies loanee.
The Scot likely to be deployed at centre-forward, with Ilias Chair and Chris Willock the main sources of creativity behind him once again.
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