QPR go to Barnsley on Saturday hoping Akos Buzsaky (ribs) and Alejandro Faurlin (dead-leg) have recovered from knocks both sustained during Tuesday night’s 1-0 win over Watford.
But there seems little chance Rs other crucial midfielder, Adel Taarabt (ankle), will be risked for what in truth is a meaningless game.
Rangers secured their Championship status on Sunday when Barnsley’s south Yorkshire rivals, Sheffield Wednesday, could only draw in the steel city derby.
However, Sheffield-born Neil Warnock is adamant he will not resort to using academy youngsters – despite his injury problems.
The QPR boss said: "We’ve got a few boys struggling, but I’d like to give Barnsley a good game if I’m honest.
"We haven’t got a defensive midfielder, and we’re basically playing six attackers. But we’ve got little else to work with and thankfully we’re safe."
Matt Connolly (defender), Martin Rowlands (midfield), and Gavin Mahon (midfield) are long-term injuries.