Sunderland have just one centre-back to pick from ahead of their weekend match.
Sunderland fans have started to blame Chris Coleman in part for their defensive struggles.
Sunderland were beaten 3-0 by Aston Villa at the Stadium of Light last night, with their performance woeful.
To make matters worse the Black Cats were dealt two injury blows during the contest, with both Tyias Browning and John O’Shea having to be taken off.
He said: "I've only got one fit CB ahead of weekend. We'll have to see how O'Shea reacts."
However, some Sunderland fans are not particularly sympathetic with the Welsh boss.
They feel Coleman made an error loaning out Tom Beadling to Dunfermline last month, and left himself short at the back.
Well that's his fault for loaning out Beadling then isn't it. #safc— Jordan Ramsey (@RamseySAFC) March 6, 2018
Time for mr Coleman to take some blame.— Eric Hyun (@Erichyun0775) March 6, 2018
Can we not play one of the U23s or call back Beadling— Macca (@sunderlandafc11) March 6, 2018
Arguably he hasn’t had a CB for a year anyway. Who cares any more.— Dave Garden (@Safcgolfer75) March 6, 2018
Coleman should play himself. Couldnt do any worse than Kone who might as welll be playing on crutches.— Colin Beveridge (@CbeveridColin) March 6, 2018
Doesn't make a lot of difference we don't have a defence— Art (@1Arty) March 7, 2018
And we'll still end up with 5 at the back— Michael Crabb (@MJCRABB) March 7, 2018
Play Fletcher there as he is useless as a striker!!— David-R (@driseborough) March 6, 2018
Does it matter when none of them can defend anyway?— Nick (@nicholaswilso11) March 6, 2018
Sunderland are likely to have to play a full-back in the centre of their defence against QPR now, and the pressure will be on them to improve.
Coleman’s side are rooted to the bottom of the Championship table, and are four points away from safety, with time running out for them to make it out of the drop zone.