Queens Park Rangers face Leeds United in the Championship tomorrow, as Mark Warburton’s side look to return to winning ways after Monday night’s defeat to Brentford.
Brentford made the five-mile journey across West London on Monday to face rivals QPR, and they left with all three-points after an unprecedented 3-1 win with a brace from Ollie Watkins, and a penalty from Said Benrahma seeing out the game.
Mark Warburton would’ve felt hugely disappointed having missed the chance to go 2nd with a win that night, and his side now travel to Elland Road tomorrow in 8th-place – one point behind Bristol City in 6th.
Leeds will also looking to return to winning ways after a couple of draws against Preston and Sheffield Wednesday has allowed the former into the automatic promotion places, leaving Marcelo Bielsa’s side in third.
It’ll surely make for a feisty affair tomorrow, and here we take a look at the likely QPR XI that Warburton will field tomorrow:
Liam Kelly has now started the last five games in goal for QPR, and with each passing fixture he seems to be growing more comfortable in the starting eleven – expect to see him start again at Leeds tomorrow.
Warburton will likely field a back-five tomorrow with Ryan Manning on the left and the veteran Angel Rangel on the right.
The middle three will see a slight mix-up tomorrow, with Yoann Barbet a doubt for the game.
This could mean the introduction of Conor Masterson – the Irishman signed from Liverpool in the summer but is yet to make his debut for the club, he could well be thrown in at the deep end tomorrow.
Making up the three centre-back positions with Masterson will no doubt be Toni Leistner and Grant Hall, who scored QPR’s only goal on Monday night.
There could also be a change in midfield too. Josh Scowen earned his critics for his performance against Brentford, and Warburton could well drop him for Tottenham-loanee Luke Amos in that holding midfield role – it’ll be his first start since late August.
Either side of Amos, expect to see the ever-present youngsters Ebere Eze and Ilias Chair.
QPR will be boosted by the return of Jordan Hugill this weekend, who missed the game on Monday night through suspension.
He’ll no doubt be partnered by top-scorer Nahki Wells – the pair have scored 13 Championship goals between them this season.
Tomorrow’s encounter at Elland Road s bound to be an exciting one, and either team could take the points – QPR are still searching for their first clean sheet of the season, and will hope for a return into the play-off places with a win in Yorkshire tomorrow.