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Queens Park Rangers will continue their impressive start to the championship season when they host Barnsley on Saturday.
The Rs are third in the table and unbeaten at this early stage, while the Tykes are still gaining a foothold under the new coach Markus Schopp and sits in 13th place.
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QPR won a five-goal thriller on Wednesday night when they beat Middlesbrough 3-2 despite them Moses Odubajo Sent off in the first half.
It took Mark Warburtons team to seven points from three games, after drawing against Millwall on day one and beating Hull City 3-0.
Only newly promoted Watford and Norwich City scored more points than QPR in the second half of last season and they have carried this form into the new season.
Driven by goal-protecting center-back Rob Dickie and the former Arsenal Academy star Chris Willockwho have favourited hoops have been classified as potential second division dark horses this season, and they certainly live up to that day so far.
Saturday marks the first of three consecutive home games for the West London team as they face Oxford United in the EFL Cup on Tuesday before welcoming Coventry City next weekend.
Barnsley were the dark horses last season, but after the departures of Alex Mowatt, Daryl Dike and manager Valerien Ishmael In the summer, the new boss Schopp has a renovation job ahead of him.
It was a stable start for the Austrian with a win, a draw and a loss from the first three league games as well as a loss on penalties against Bolton Wanderers in the league cup.
The Tykes had 70% possession against Luton Town on Tuesday night but were ultimately beaten by Amari’i Bell‘s goal in the fourth minute.
Schopp said his team needs to get more clinical in the final third after failing to score from 10 shots during the game and is hoped to make the summer signing Devante Cole, who made his debut from the bank on Tuesday, will help in this department.
Barnsley have won the last four meetings between the two teams, taking a 6-1 aggregate win over their two games last season.
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QPR missed Moses Odubajo after his red card against Middlesbrough Osman Kakay the most likely man to replace him on the right full-back.
There was a return to trading from the bank for Charlie Austin In the middle of the week after a knee injury, the striker hopes to fight for a starting place on Saturday.
Sam McCallum for the first time since his commitment in the summer after recovering from illness could be included in a matchday squad.
Markus Schopp has confirmed that Carlton Morris will be out six to eight weeks after injuring his knee in last weekend’s game against Coventry City.
The striker will be a huge miss for the Tykes, who have only scored twice in four games this season; the top scorer of the last year Cauley Woodrow has not yet hit the mark in the new campaign.
It was also announced that summer signings Obbi-oulare and Aaron Leya Iseka have not yet been able to make their debut due to problems with their work permits.
Queens Park Rangers possible starting line-up:
Dieng; Dickie, de Wijs, Barbet; Kakay, Ball, Johansen, Wallace; Chair; Dykes, Willock
Barnsley possible starting line-up:
Collins; Sibbick, Helik, Kiten; Brittain, Palmer, Benson, Styles; Cole, Woodrow, Frieser
Probability: Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Barnsley
There’s a real feel-good factor at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium right now and we expect this to give QPR another impressive start to the season. Barnsley have shown that they can play attacking football under Markus Schopp so we think they will score but it won’t be enough.
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