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2 QPR selection changes that Warburton should really consider for Stoke clash



Queens Park Rangers host Stoke City in the Championship this weekend.
The R’s will go in search of their first win in four league games, and of their first goal in February after a subdued month concluding the transfer window.
January saw QPR lose their main goal-threat Nahki Wells and in the four games of his absence, Warburton’s side have managed just the one goal.
The team that couldn’t stop scoring all season are now unable to score at all, but with a good point and a clean sheet at Swansea in midweek, QPR go into this one in West London full of confidence, and gunning for a win.
Here we take a look at two selection changes that Warburton should consider for tomorrow’s game against Stoke:

Luke Amos in for Geoff Cameron

The American is a versatile player and one who’s been widely used under Warburton. He returned to the starting line-up on Tuesday night and partnered Dom Ball in-front of the defence, reducing Luke Amos to the bench.

But Cameron struggled against the likes of Conor Gallagher, Rhian Brewster and Yan Dhanda in Swansea’s high-press, and gave the ball away cheaply in his own-half.

Expect Luke Amos to return to the fold tomorrow. He and Ball had formed a solid partnership in the run-up to Christmas, but the Spurs man has been blowing hot and cold in 2020.

A rest was maybe all that he needed though, and Amos should hopefully be back to his best tomorrow – he can dictate games on his day, and fans will want him back to his best for the remainder of the campaign.

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Jack Clarke in for Marc Pugh

Marc Pugh picked up the Man of the Match award on Tuesday night with a fine display on the left-wing for the R’s, in what was his first league start of the year.

But the 32-year-old tired quickly towards the end, and Warburton likely won’t start him again tomorrow.

That leaves a spot on the wing for Jack Clarke to come in. He’s disappointed so far – his sole start came against Sheffield Wednesday last month and he was brought off after an hour.

But Warburton is someone to give out second chances and expect Clarke to come into the starting line-up tomorrow having been an unused substitute at Swansea.

His confidence must be shot after his mistreatment at Leeds in the first-half of the season, and after a tough start to life in West London. But he is a player who possess great ability, and one who Spurs clearly saw something in.

Freelance football journalist based in Sheffield. Postgraduate degree in Sports Journalism, and good experience in digital football writing and match reporting.

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