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Willock starts: The predicted QPR XI to face Blackpool on Saturday

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QPR regained a place in the Championship play-offs by securing a 1-0 victory away at Cardiff City on Wednesday evening. 

The R’s, who won on the road for the first time since mid-August, edged to victory courtesy of Andre Gray’s 37th minute strike. 

Despite occupying fifth place, the competitive nature of the play-off chase at present means that they are a mere two points above Blackburn Rovers in 12th. 

The West London club travel to Blackpool tomorrow, with The Seasiders also well within that top-six chasing pack.

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Neil Critchley’s side have certainly surprised the division with a strong start to the campaign but did taste defeat last time out against Stoke City.

Here, we take a look at how QPR could line up to face Blackpool at Bloomfield Road tomorrow afternoon…

Keeping a fifth clean sheet of the season, Seny Dieng has once again emerged as one of the best shot-stoppers in the Championship this season, and there is little doubt over his place in the starting XI.

Jimmy Dunne was brought in against The Bluebirds and was part of a back three that kept the hosts at arm’s length. It will be no surprise to see him named alongside Yoann Barbet and Rob Dickie once more.

With Sam McCallum and Lee Wallace expected to miss out again, although the latter is making good progress and should be back in action soon, Moses Odubajo is the likely candidate to operate at left wing-back again.

On the opposite side, Albert Adomah has been in brilliant form lately, proving to be a vital component when QPR get forward, whilst also showing his defensive capabilities.

Andre Dozzell and Stefan Johansen could start again as a midfield two tomorrow, with the pair putting in high levels of performance in recent weeks, although Dom Ball and Luke Amos will both be pushing for a start too.

Chris Willock was forced to miss Wednesday’s match but could be back available tomorrow, and given his influence in attacking positions, he is likely to play if fit.

Ilias Chair has been extremely influential this season and is seemingly the first name on the team sheet.

Andre Gray scored the decisive goal against The Bluebirds but was forced off because of injury in the 54th minute, putting his place in QPR’s starting XI in doubt, whilst also creating some uncertainty about his participation with Jamaica during the upcoming international break.

This would mean Lyndon Dykes would have less conception for a starting place, although, he has been the go-to forward this year.


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