Eddie Gray jokingly makes a suggestion about QPR striker Matt Smith

A general view of the stadium before the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Queens Park Rangers and Brentford at Loftus Road on August 22, 2017 in London, England.

Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United will face each other in the Championship this weekend.

Matt Smith of QPR scores their first goal past goalkeeper Matt Gilks of Wigan Athletic during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Loftus Road...

Eddie Gray has jokingly suggested to LUTV that he hopes that Matt Smith does not start for Queens Park Rangers against Leeds United this weekend.

QPR will take on Leeds at Loftus Road in London in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

Smith has made only three starts and 13 substitute appearances in the Championship for Rangers so far this season, but the 28-year-old striker has still managed to score five goals and provide two assists.

Matt Smith of Leeds United celebrates scoring during their Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Birmingham City at Elland Road Stadium on October 20, 2013 in Leeds, England.

The striker is a former Leeds player and was on the books of the West Yorkshire outfit during the 2013-14 season.

Fulham signed Smith from Leeds in the summer of 2014 for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £500,000.

QPR secured the services of the Englishman from Fulham in January 2017 for a transfer fee reported by The London Evening Standard to be worth £500,000.

Leeds Manager Eddie Gray looks dejected during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Highbury on April 16, 2004 in London.

Former Leeds and Scotland international winger Gray has jokingly suggested that he hopes that Smith does not start for QPR against Leeds.

Gray jokingly told LUTV about Smith: “He is a big fella, he is also a good header of the ball, so I would rather see him starting on the bench.”

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