Warburton warns QPR stars they could be left out for Bristol City clash

Mark Warburton says QPR’s squad is looking so strong at the moment that some quality players face not even getting a place on the bench for Saturday’s Championship clash at Bristol City.

Rangers have made a strong start under the new manager and several fringe players staked their claim in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup game against the Robins.

It leaves Warburton facing a major selection headache for this weekend’s trip to Ashton Gate.

“It’s what you get paid for. It’s a nice problem to have. It’s a problem because players are desperate to start,” Warburton told West London Sport.

“Some won’t even get on the bench who deserve to be. There are some guys who won’t get in the 18 who I could quite comfortably play.

“That’s the nature of a good squad and no injuries. You pick the team and hope you get it right.”

Warburton is also hopeful that summer signing Lee Wallace will soon be in contention for a place.

Wallace, who previously played under Warburton at Glasgow Rangers, has been recovering from a hip injury.

“Lee’s on the training park. He’s missed pre-season, so we have to get him fit,” said the R’s boss.

“Lee’s a very, very talented player. When you’ve played at the level he’s played at and played in the games he’s played in, he’ll bring a real quality to the squad.”

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