Ian Holloway's return to QPR has not quite provided the boost that the club's supporters hoped it might have.
The experienced boss started his latest tenure in West London with a fine 2-1 win over Norwich, but four straight defeats since - including a 1-0 reverse at bottom club Rotherham last weekend - have left the Hoops just three points above the bottom three.
Villa's 1-0 defeat at Norwich in midweek was their second loss under Steve Bruce, with the club currently lacking the consistency to challenge at the top end of the Championship.
Tjarron Chery of Queens Park Rangers scores their second goal from the penalty spot
QPR's talented Dutchman hit double figures in his debut season in English football last time around, but has just four goals to his name this season and has not found the net since September - the R's need Chery to find form if they are to climb the table.
Looking to keep him quiet on Sunday will be Jedinak, who has impressed Villa supporters with his consistently solid displays in front of the back four since his summer arrival from Crystal Palace.
Mile Jedinak of Aston Villa (R)
The most recent encounter between these two sides was a six-goal thriller in the Premier League in April 2015, with Christian Benteke's hat-trick not enough to secure all three points for Villa as the Hoops earned a 3-3 draw.
Villa travel to the capital looking for their first win at Loftus Road since 1991.
Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway
Recent league form – most recent last:
QPR - DWLLLL
Aston Villa - WDWLWL
Who’s the ref?
Geoff Eltringham will have the whistle on Sunday.
The experienced official has shown three red cards in his 20 matches so far this season, including one for Cardiff's Lee Peltier in Aston Villa's 3-1 win over the Bluebirds in November.
Jack Grealish celebrates scoring the first goal for Aston Villa
What time is kick off?
It is a noon start at Loftus Road, with the match getting underway at 12pm on Sunday.
Where can I watch it?
Sky Sports 2 is the place to see this one, with build-up beginning at 11.45am.
QPR - 12/5
Draw - 21/10
Aston Villa - 5/4
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