QPR v Sheffield United preview
Last Updated: 10/08/18 4:18pm
Steve McClaren has no fresh injury concerns as he prepares for his first home match as QPR boss when Sheffield United visit Loftus Road.
Defender Darnell Furlong remains unavailable and no date has been set for his recovery from a long-term knee injury. The prognosis over his fellow defender Grant Hall is more promising, however, after his comeback following seven months out with a knee issue was scheduled for next week.
"We have to make sure we perform at home and get results. This has always been a difficult place for opponents to come and we have to continue that," McClaren said.
Latest Sky Bet odds
Check out all the latest Sky Bet odds ahead of this weekend's Championship action...
Sheffield United are without Wales midfielder Lee Evans after he was loaned to Wigan until January when the deal becomes permanent, despite being involved in both of the Blades' games this season. Midfielder Ricky Holmes has also been sent out on loan, joining Oxford United until the end of the season.
Kean Bryan is ready to make his debut having signed a three-year deal to join United from Manchester City. Boss Chris Wilder could make changes after the Blades conceded two goals from corners in their 3-0 loss to Middlesbrough.
Queens Park Rangers are unbeaten in six home league meetings with the Blades (W3 D3) since losing 1-0 to an Andy Gray goal in August 2004.
Since their 1-0 away win in 2004-05, Sheffield United have won two FA Cup matches at Loftus Road, beating QPR in January 2010 and January 2015.
Current QPR boss Steve McClaren has ended on the losing side in just one of his last 14 home Championship games (W8 D5).
Sheffield United have won one of their last 12 league trips to London (D4 L7), a 3-2 win at AFC Wimbledon in September 2016 in League One.
Outside the top-flight, QPR haven't lost their opening two league matches of a season since the 1970-71 campaign in the second tier.
Chris Wilder and Steve McClaren have faced once before as managers, a League Cup tie in August 2015 - McClaren's Newcastle won 4-1 against Northampton Town at St. James' Park.
David Prutton predicts: 0-2 (11/1 with Sky Bet)