QPR v Bolton preview: Austin misses Bolton visit
Last Updated: 02/10/15 3:52pm
QPR will be without key men Charlie Austin and Jamie Mackie when they host Bolton.
Both players suffered hamstring injuries during the miserable 4-0 defeat at west London rivals Fulham on Friday.
Striker Austin is expected to be out for around four weeks while winger Mackie suffered a tear which could sideline him for up to three months.
Armand Traore is absent with a calf problem and Junior Hoilett has been receiving treatment on a hip injury, but Sandro could make his comeback following a long-standing visa issue.
Defenders Dorian Dervite and Derik Osede return to contention for Bolton.
Dervite has missed the last four games through suspension and then an ankle problem while Osede sat out the 2-2 draw with Brighton following his dismissal against Huddersfield.
David Wheater and Max Clayton returned against the Seagulls after Achilles and knee injuries respectively and should once again be available, as could veteran striker Emile Heskey.
The former England international was withdrawn in the early stages of the loss to Huddersfield with a calf injury and was absent last Saturday.
QPR v Bolton odds
QPR did the double over Bolton the last time these two sides were both in the Championship and are 23/20 favourites with Bolton 12/5 and the draw available at 23/10.
The Hoops' form has stuttered of late and are without a win in their last four and are now out to 7/1 to be promoted this term. Despite only one win in their last 14 league games the Trotters appear to be turning the corner with only one defeat in their last six including a 2-2 draw with leaders Brighton last week.
Gary Madine scored a late equaliser in that match and is 9/4 to net anytime and 7/1 to open the scoring with Jay Emmanuel-Thomas a 5/1 shot to open the scoring for the hosts.
Sky Sports Football League pundit Ian Holloway is tipping a 1-1 draw at 5/1 with Sky Bet.