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Four changes QPR boss Holloway could now make

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QPR boss Ian Holloway is planning changes for his side’s game against Barnsley on Saturday.

Rangers were beaten 2-0 at Bristol City last time out despite the Robins playing most of the match with 10 men.

That annoyed Holloway, who looks likely to shuffle the pack against the Tykes at Loftus Road.

“Maybe we need to make a few changes against Barnsley to freshen things up a bit,” Holloway told Rangers’ website.

“It’s a chance for us to put things right, and I’m expecting a good reaction. I want to please our fans with our effort.”

There are a number of changes Holloway could make…

Smyth and Smith up front

It’s a combination Holloway likes but has not been able to play in recent weeks because young forward Smyth has been out with a thigh problem.

Smyth has been passed fit for this weekend’s game and, with Conor Washington and Aramide Oteh having struggled in the last couple of matches, a change in attack looks likely.

The return of Pawel Wszolek

The Polish winger is also available, having been sidelined for the Bristol City game. Before that he was left out in favour of Darnell Furlong but could now be restored.

A change of formation?

Could Wszolek’s return be as a winger? He has been deployed as a wing-back for much of the season because Rangers have been reliant on a midfield three of Luke Freeman, Massimo Luongo and Josh Scowen. But with Holloway looking for something new, is it now time to change the system?

The future could be Bright

A change of system might also see Bright Osayi-Samuel involved more. The summer signing from Blackpool has looked likely in spells and might benefit from a run in the team.

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