QPR slipped to their second consecutive defeat since the return of the Championship on the weekend, losing 1-0 to Charlton Athletic at the Valley.
Mark Warburton’s side’s play-offs hopes look all but over after the defeats over the past few weeks, which has left them 10 points shy of the top six.
They now have just an eight-point buffer over the bottom three, so they might start looking over their shoulders if they’re unable to get a result in midweek.
They now face west London rivals Fulham, who are themselves coming off the back of a comprehensive 3-0 defeat to Leeds United.
Despite the recent poor form of Scott Parker’s side, they’re not a team to be underestimated and in that sense, Warburton will know he’ll need his players firing this evening.
The R’s boss was only able to name seven of the allotted nine substitutes for the clash with the Addicks as with injuries and the U23s on furlough, he simply didn’t have the players available to do so.
Speaking on the club website ahead of the Fulham clash, Warburton revealed that with the return to fitness of a number of men he now has 18 outfield players available so they will be able to name a full matchday squad this evening.
He hinted that some of the younger, less experienced members of his squad “may well get a lot of good pitch minutes” moving forward.
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Geoff Cameron, who returned against Charlton after the end of his suspension, looks likely to feature again for the R’s.
Neither Marc Pugh or Grant Hall will, of course, be part of the squad as both have left the west London club at the end of the contracts.