QPR v Burton preview: Jordan Cousins set for return
Last Updated: 22/09/17 3:22pm
Jordan Cousins could return to the QPR squad for the visit of Burton.
The midfielder is back in full training having missed the start of the season with a hamstring injury. Josh Scowen, Conor Washington and Luke Freeman hope to shake off knocks in time to be involved. But Nedum Onuoha (hamstring), James Perch (knee) and Grant Hall (tendonitis) are still out injured.
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John Brayford will be one of several players to return to the Burton team when Albion resume their Championship campaign at Loftus Road. The right-back was cup-tied for the Carabao Cup tie at Manchester United in midweek, where manager Nigel Clough made nine changes to his starting line-up.
Stephen Bywater will be restored in goal while the likes of Kyle McFadzean, Jake Buxton, Stephen Warnock, Luke Murphy, Sean Scannell, Lucas Akins and Marvin Sordell are also likely to be back in the side. Will Miller is still recovering from a hamstring injury and club record signing Liam Boyce (knee) is a long-term absentee.
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QPR have never beaten Burton in three previous meetings in all competitions (D1 L2).
Burton won this exact fixture last season, collecting three points at Loftus Road in a 2-1 victory thanks to goals from Luke Murphy and Lloyd Dyer.
Since he made his QPR league debut at the start of February, Luke Freeman has assisted more goals in the Championship than any other player (8), with four to his name this season.
Burton have failed to score in their last three Championship away games, they last went four on the road without a goal in the second tier back in November 2016.
The Hoops have managed just four Championship clean sheets in the 38 games since Ian Holloway took charge in November 2016.
The Brewers have afforded their opponents a league-high 150 shots so far in the Championship this season.