QPR have lost all three Championship games this season, and changes are required ahead of Bristol City’s visit to Loftus Road Tuesday evening.
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.
Here are the three changes McClaren should make:
Matt Ingram – Out
Joe Lumley – In
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
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
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.