The three changes QPR need to make for Bristol City game

Steve McClaren, (R) the Queens Park Rangers manager issues instructions watched by his coaching team during their 7-1 defeat in the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion...

QPR have lost all three Championship games this season, and changes are required ahead of Bristol City's visit to Loftus Road Tuesday evening.

 

Steve McClaren Manager

Queens Park Rangers find themselves bottom of the Championship after their 7-1 drubbing to West Brom on Saturday. A second-half onslaught meant the R's lost their first three Championship game of the season. Up next is the viisit of Bristol City on Tuesday. 

QPR boss Steve McClaren is beginning to feel the pressure at Loftus Road and with time seemingly running out for the 57-year-old, a win against The Robins is an absolute must. 

The R's faithful have only seen one new addition this summer - centre back Toni Leistner - and with the squad of a healthy size but laced with inexperienced players, McClaren must be bold in his attempt to stabilize the ship. 

Matt Ingram, the Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Queens Park Rangers at The Hawthorns on August 18, 2018 in...

Here are the three changes McClaren should make:

Matt Ingram - Out 

Joe Lumley - In 

Joe Lumley of Blackpool in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Blackpool and Northampton Town at Bloomfield Road on April 10, 2018 in Blackpool, England.

Matt Ingram has been given QPR's no.1 jersey after Alex Smithies departed for Cardiff City in June. The former Wycombe Wanderers goalkeeper has had an unspectacular start to the season and after shipping ten goals in three games, Joe Lumley should be given his first league start. 

Jordan Cousins - Out

Bright Osayi-Samuel - In 

Alex Woodyard tackles Bright Osayi-Samuel of Queens Park Rangers  during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Queens Park Rangers and Peterborough United at Loftus Road on August 14,...

Jordan Cousins has failed to live up to the promise of his early Charlton Athletic days and, although he has suffered with injuries, he wasn't up to it against The Baggies. Bright Osayi-Samuel has shown signs of promise and he'll prove a difficult player for Bristol City to handle. Rangers need to start fast and Samuel has it in his locker to cause problems. 

Matt Smith - Out

Conor Washington - In

Conor Washington of Queens Park Rangers scores with an overhead kick during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Queens Park Rangers at Molineux on February 10, 2018 in...

It's hard to ignore Conor Washington's recent performance against Peterborough United. The Northern Irish international has been very hit-and-miss, but the Carabao Cup showing indicates he is ready for a start. Washington can prove a nuisance to The Robins defence and - if given the service - will put himself into a position to score. Matt Smith would be better coming off the bench if the R's need to change up their game plan. 

Steve McClaren, the Queens Park Rangers manager looks dejected during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Queens Park Rangers at The Hawthorns on August 18,...

 

 

 

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