Queens Park Rangers will be aiming to return to winning ways when they take on an out-of-form Cardiff City in their Championship clash this evening.
Mark Warburton’s charges have failed to secure a victory in any of their last three outings in all competitions, although they did put in a much-improved performance against Nottingham Forest last time out.
An injury-time strike from Jack Colback denied the Hoops all three points on Friday, but that bitter blow wasn’t the only damage done at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.
Wing-back Sam McCallum and central defender Jordy de Wijs left the field in the first half due to injury concerns, and the pair may be forced to watch tonight’s clash from the sidelines as a result.
With that in mind, here’s how Football FanCast expects Warburton to line up at the Cardiff City Stadium, with only two changes from the side that started against Forest…
Senegal international goalkeeper Seny Dieng is set to keep his place between the sticks after a solid start to the season, and it’s set to be a familiar back-three ahead of him.
With de Wijs potentially absent through injury, Warburton is likely to select Rob Dickie, Jimmy Dunne and Yoann Barbet from the off as the capital club go looking for their first league clean sheet in two games.
The engine room could be where the game is won and lost in Wales, and therefore, the £810,000-rated Andre Dozzell may make way for the more defensive-minded Dominic Ball in what would be a big call by the manager.
Completing the midfield setup is likely to be Albert Adomah, Moses Odubajo and club captain Stefan Johansen.
In attack, Ilias Chair and Chris Willock then feature just behind lone striker Lyndon Dykes who deserves to feature after finding the net last time out.