QPR v Brentford preview: West London derby live on Sky Sports Football
Last Updated: 27/11/17 6:58pm
QPR manager Ian Holloway has a selection headache ahead of their west London derby against Brentford on Monday, live on Sky Sports Football.
Five Rangers defenders are either doubtful or out of the clash, which sees 15th take on 16th in the Championship at Loftus Road. Joel Lynch (foot) and Darnell Furlong (sore knee) are doubts, and Nedum Onuoha (hamstring), Grant Hall and James Perch (knee) are also out.
For Brentford, defender Henrik Dalsgaard (heel) is doubtful, and midfielder Josh McEachran, winger Sergi Canos and forward Lasse Vibe could be recalled.
Midfielder Lewis Macleod is close to making his first appearances after over a year out with a serious knee injury.
QPR have lost each of their last three matches against the Bees in all competitions, losing both Championship matches last season and a League Cup tie earlier this campaign.
Brentford haven't won back-to-back away league matches at QPR since October 1959.
Brentford last won twice away from home at the same club in the same season in the 2010/11 campaign against Exeter, while QPR haven't lost at home against the opposition twice in the same season since 1995/96, losing two games to Chelsea at Loftus Road.
Only Birmingham (27) have lost more Championship games than QPR since Ian Holloway took charge last November (24).
Only Brentford (16) have lost more points from winning positions in the Championship this season than QPR (13).
QPR, who are on a three-match losing streak, have lost three or more consecutive games on three different occasions in the last 12 months (also two separate six-game losing runs in April 2017 and in December 2016).
A west London derby under the lights on a Monday night at Loftus Road? This should be a great encounter. QPR have slipped off the boil a little bit with three defeats on the spin, and they'll want to get back to winning ways as quickly as possible so they don't slip back into danger.
Brentford will provide tough opposition, and this should be an entertaining game between two sides who love to attack. But I can't separate them. Score draw.
Prutton predicts: 1-1 with Conor Washington to score first (30/1 with Sky Bet)