QPR manager looks set to rotate his squad tonight as they take on Northampton Town in the Carabao Cup.

With plenty of options at his disposal, I’ve picked out five players who I think deserve an opportunity to impress.

Steven Caulker

An obvious one. Caulker’s issues off the field have been highly publicised and I believe this is the ideal fixture to ease him into the rigours of first team football again.

He may be rusty, but a Steven Caulker at 80% is still better than the majority of defenders In the Championship.

Jack Robinson

The defender has had his injury problems but has looked impressive throughout pre-season. In my opinion, Robinson was unfortunate to lose out to Jake Bidwell in the battle for the left back slot on Saturday, and a positive performance tonight may just give Ollie something to think about.

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Ariel Borysiuk

Arguably the club’s most impressive player in pre-season. Borysiuk looked like his QPR career was coming to a rather gloomy end when he was shipped out last season, but he’s come back with a real point to prove.

Ian Holloway has praised the midfielder on numerous occasions, and it’s safe to say that he’s breathing down the necks of Josh Scowen, Massimo Luongo and Luke Freeman as he tried to force his way into the midfield.

Ryan Manning

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One of few positives to come out of last season, Manning looked impressive as he battled his way into Ian Holloway’s plans. The centre of midfield looks a real area of competition this season and he’ll certainly need to show what he’s capable of if he’s to break into the team.

Matt Smith

It was a gamble for Ian Holloway to leave the target man out of his team to face Reading, but thankfully for him it paid off big time.

However Smith will not have been pleased at being dropped from the starting line-up and will no doubt be chomping at the bit to show the boss exactly why he should be leading the line.