Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway is sweating on the fitness of four first-team players for this weekend’s home fixture with Hull City.

The R’s have made a mixed start to the campaign, registering a win, a draw and a loss so far this season.

Pawel Wszolek, Joel Lynch, Yeni Ngbakoto and Idrissa Sylla are all struggling with fitness issues – something the QPR boss is desperate can be resolved before Saturday’s game against an able Hull outfit.

Holloway will be looking to build on the London club’s start to the campaign with three points against the Humberside outfit and will hope at least some of the aforementioned quartet are available for the game at Loftus Road.

If not, the QPR manager may well turn to Kazenga LuaLua for a place in the starting XI against Hull.

“We need to make sure that players can come in and fit into the new system, seamlessly,” Holloway told the club’s official website.

“Obviously Kazenga LuaLua is a different type of player to Pawel, but he is an attacking option for us.”

Hull will head to London for the game without key striker Abel Hernandez, who suffered an injury in the 3-2 midweek defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

While that will be a boost to the R’s, Holloway is keen to ensure that his team play the game in their way – regardless of the opposition.

“I am looking for the fans to respond to the team, and I want the team to give the fans something to respond to, with the way they close, the way they chase and the way they press,” the QPR boss continued.

“Not with the way we pass it, or with the way we beat someone – but with how we work for each other.

“Hopefully that will give us the platform to be successful.”

QPR found themselves caught up at the wrong end of the Championship table last season and the Loftus Road faithful will be hoping to steer well clear of a potential relegation battle this term.

Although the London club cannot match the financial exuberance of some of the other sides in the division, Holloway has brought some good players to the club over the off-season.

QPR fans will dream of a potential push towards the Championship top six this term and a win over Hull on Saturday would be an ideal shot in the arm for the R’s.


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