QPR vs Nottingham Forest preview
Last Updated: 25/04/19 6:42pm
QPR will check on defender Joel Lynch ahead of the visit of Nottingham Forest.
Lynch is being assessed on a hamstring problem which forced him to sit out the dramatic stoppage-time defeat at Derby on Easter Monday. Defender Toni Leistner could return following illness, while left-back Jake Bidwell (thigh) will also be monitored. Centre-back Grant Hall (groin) and Angel Rangel (calf) are also doubts.
Midfielder Jordan Cousins is recovering from ankle ligament damage suffered in an accidental collision with team-mate Bright Osayi-Samuel during the defeat by Blackburn on Good Friday.
Nottingham Forest must again do without suspended duo Yohan Benalouane and Jack Colback. Defender Benalouane will serve out a two-match ban, so is not available for the trip to Loftus Road.
Midfielder Colback, meanwhile, was suspended for the final three games after collecting a 15th yellow card of the season in the defeat at Bramall Lane. Full-back Tendayi Darikwa continues to be assessed on a hamstring problem which has sidelined him since the end of March.
QPR are looking to complete their first ever league double over Nottingham Forest in the 30th league campaign they've faced.
Nottingham Forest won 5-2 away at QPR in the Championship last season, but haven't won consecutive league visits there since October 1991 under Brian Clough.
No team has won fewer Championship games during 2019 than QPR (2, level with Ipswich).
Under Martin O'Neill, Joe Lolley has been involved in eight Championship goals for Nottingham Forest (4 goals, 4 assists) - five more than any of his team-mates since O'Neill's first game in charge.
If QPR concede to Nottingham Forest, they will have conceded 70 league goals for a second consecutive season - the first time they've done so since a run of four consecutive seasons between 1961-62 and 1964-65.
Nottingham Forest are winless in 14 away matches in all competitions (W0 D6 L8).
David Prutton predicts: 0-2 (14/1 with Sky Bet)