Michael Petrasso's omission from Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's first QPR team selection was a purely tactical one.
The 20-year-old Canadian winger enjoyed back-to-back starts in the last two games under caretaker Neil Warnock, but was conspicuous by his absence from the team-sheet for Saturday's goalless draw with Burnley.
After a week in which Director of Football Les Ferdinand had waxed lyrical about the need for home-grown talent to progress to Rangers' first team ranks, Petrasso's omission even from among the substitutes made such rhetoric ring a little hollow.
However, Hasselbaink claimed it was simply a question of needing someone a little more battle-hardened like Henry on the right-side of midfield to combat the street-wise Clarets.
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"There is no issue with Michael, it was more a tactical decision," he said.
"I had to make a choice for the bench as I was always going to start with Karl Henry on the right because of Burnley."
"I think you have to respect Burnley and I needed a little bit more experience in that midfield."
Anyone assuming this was Hasselbaink revealing a regular first XI would be wrong however, with the former Chelsea and Holland striker suggesting it could be different horses for a different course when league leaders Brighton visit Loftus Road tomorrow.
"I think you have to adapt your tactics to different teams," he added. "You have look at your opponent and try to utilise yourself to be able to create chances."