QPR made it three defeats in a row in all competitions when they went down 3-0 to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium at the weekend to leave them down in 19th place, with only 10 points to show for 10 matches played.
Next up for QPR are fellow struggler’s Reading who are a point and a place behind the R’s, after a hard fought point was gained at the weekend against Brentford.
What McClaren does is up for debate, though, as we arguably saw QPRs strongest side at the weekend.
QPR are stronger with him operating at centre-half and after a lengthy injury, it’s time to start bedding him into the XI again.
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The Northern Ireland striker managed a late cameo appearance in the 1-0 defeat at Norwich on Saturday after suffering minor fitness problems.
Callum McManaman was also back on the bench at Norwich after being unavailable for three games, while Dan Burn is close to a return following a foot problem. Latics captain Sam Morsy is set to make his 300th career appearance.