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2 tweaks Mark Warburton could make to the QPR XI to face Birmingham City tomorrow

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Queens Park Rangers will be determined to bounce back from their recent defeat to West Bromwich Albion when they host Birmingham City at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium tomorrow.

Despite making a superb start to their clash with Baggies, the Hoops were unable to prevent Valerien Ismael’s side from sealing all three points last Friday as Karlan Grant netted a brace at The Hawthorns.

As a result of this setback, QPR slipped to 10th in the Championship standings.

With the Hoops looking to push on in the second-tier this season, it will be intriguing to see whether Mark Warburton decides to make any alterations to his team for Tuesday’s clash with the Blues.

Here, we take a look at TWO tweaks that the Hoops manager could make to QPR’s starting eleven for Tuesday’s showdown…

Lyndon Dykes returns to QPR’s starting eleven

Whilst Warburton opted to play Andre Gray in a one-striker formation against West Brom, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if the Hoops boss decides to play two up-front against Birmingham.

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Having been utilised as a substitute on Friday, Lyndon Dykes may be given a chance to impress in tomorrow’s showdown.

Since joining the Hoops last year, the Scotland international has managed to deliver a host of eye-catching displays in the Championship.

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QPR won 15 games in the Championship last season

When you consider that Dykes has scored 15 goals at this level during his spell with the club, he will unquestionably fancy his chances of adding to his tally in the club’s meeting with Birmingham.

Andre Dozzell is drafted in as Stefan Johansen’s replacement

Whilst it remains to be seen just how serious Stefan Johansen’s injury is, he may be forced to watch on from the sidelines for tomorrow’s game.

If this turns out to be the case, Warburton may decide to draft in Andre Dozzell as Johansen’s replacement.

Since joining QPR on a permanent deal in the summer transfer window, the midfielder has been used as a substitute on five occasions in the club’s Championship fixtures.

Currently averaging a relatively underwhelming WhoScored match rating of 6.13 in the second-tier, the midfielder will be determined to prove his worth to Warburton by producing an impressive performance against Birmingham.


Freelance writer for Football League World. Previously worked for 90min & GiveMeSport.

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