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2 selection changes Waburton should weigh up for QPR this weekend

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Queens Park Rangers travel to Leeds United tomorrow, as they look to rectify Monday night’s defeat at home to Brentford.

Mark Warburton would’ve left the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Monday night a frustrated man.

His QPR side missed the chance to go 2nd in the Championship after succumbing to a 3-1 defeat to his former club, and go into the weekend in 8th place – a point off Bristol City in 6th.

Ollie Watkins and co ran riot in West London as Thomas Frank’s side secured their third-straight win in the Championship, and QPR will have a tough task in returning to winning ways at Elland Road tomorrow.

Leeds are third in the league but winless in their last two – draws at Preston and Sheffield Wednesday will leave Marcelo Bielsa gunning for a win as they return to home duties.

It’ll no doubt be an exciting game for neutral, and here we take a look at two selection changes that Warburton should weigh up before the fixture:

Yoann Barbet out, Conor Masterson in?

With Yoann Barbet a doubt for the game tomorrow, we could see 21-year-old Conor Masterson make his debut for the club.

Warburton will likely line-up with a five-strong defence at Leeds tomorrow, and with already limited options in the centre-back position, Masterson could well make his debut at Elland Road.

He joined the club in the summer after being released by Liverpool and whilst Warburton holds the youngster in high-regards, he’s yet to give Masterson a game.

A regular for Ireland at under-21 level, Masterson is known for his ball-playing abilities at the back and could make up the third centre-back position tomorrow alongside Toni Leistner and Grant Hall.

Josh Scowen out, Luke Amos in?

The defeat on Monday night highlighted several areas of concern for QPR, one being their lack of solidity in the middle of the park.

Scowen has been Warburton’s preferred choice in the holding midfielder role for much of the season, with Amos being injured for the most part.

But his performance on Monday was far below par and Amos could be given his first start for QPR since limping off in his side’s 3-1 defeat to Swansea in August.

He impressed in the early parts of the season, and the Tottenham-loanee is expected to return to the first-team in good time.

QPR will need to give everything to get anything from the game tomorrow, and Leeds will be right up for the visit of the West Londoners as they too look to return to winning ways, and break into the automatic promotion places.

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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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