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26-year-old in: The QPR XI that Warburton should play v Luton

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Queens Park Rangers will be looking to extend their winning run in the Championship to three games on Saturday when they host Luton Town at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

After suffering a 3-1 defeat to Swansea City on August 21st, the Hoops have experienced somewhat of a resurgence under manager Mark Warburton.

Following an impressive victory over Wigan Athletic, QPR secured all three points against Sheffield Wednesday.

Despite entering the clash at Hillsborough as underdogs, a brace from Jordan Hugill allowed the Hoops to move up to eighth in the Championship standings.

If the R’s can overcome the challenge of Luton, they could close the gap between them and the top-two depending on results elsewhere.

However, with the Hatters also in a rich vein of form having won their previous three games in all competitions, the Hoops cannot afford to rest on their laurels at the weekend.

Here, we take a look at the XI we expect Warburton to go with against Luton…

Having utilised the 5-3-2 formation in the club’s most recent outing against Wednesday, Warburton will stick by this particular set-up on Saturday.

Joe Lumley is expected to start in goal for the Hoops and will be aiming to keep his first-clean sheet of the season at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

Yoann Barbet will line-up alongside fellow central-defenders Toni Leistner and Grant Hall, whilst Ryan Manning and Angel Rangel are set to operate as the R’s wing-backs.

After impressing in the club’s clash with the Owls, Ilias Chair will keep his place in the heart of midfield alongside Eberechi Eze, who recently earned a call up to England’s Under-21 squad.

Warburton may opt to replace Dominic Ball with Josh Scowen for tomorrow’s clash.

Whilst the former Rotherham United man hasn’t exactly been poor since joining the R’s earlier this summer (via BBC Sport), his 26-year-old team-mate possesses more quality in terms of passing, which could be useful against a Luton side who will be looking to counter-attack tomorrow.

Nahki Wells is expected to feature once again up-front alongside Hugill who will be looking to score for the fourth game in succession.

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