The form of Tjaronn Chery is the main reason why Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink hasn't started with two men up front for QPR this season.
The former Chelsea striker prefers a 4-4-1-1 system with Sebastian Polter his preferred choice up front with Chery supporting him.
Because the Dutch playmaker is such an important player for Rs, if they were to go with two strikers it would mean Chery is on the wing where he will be less effective.
Hasselbaink said: “I think if you play Washington with Polter up front then you have to put Chery out wide or on the bench and I feel he's one of our better players so needs to be in the team.
“If you play him out wide, you take a bit away from Chery as when he plays off the striker, he's harder to pick up.
“If I play against Chery and he's on the left or right wing, then I'd think I'd attack the whole 90 days and then he needs to understand what I'm saying so in my defensive third, I don't want one Chery so it's easy for people to ask why you're not playing with two strikers.
“It's fine the supporters can ask but there are factors that come with it. We have looked at it which is why I can answer straight away but I feel Chery needs to be in the side. I don't think that is our problem at the moment.”
The partnership between Chery and Polter has had plenty of joy in recent weeks and it is Hasselbaink's first-choice front duo.
And the Rangers boss believes his side need a bit of luck to go their way and they will return to winning form.
He explained: “It's a pity Polter had to go off against Blackburn because before he came off he was playing really well and holding the ball up, bringing the wide players in.
“Conor Washington is a different player and we need to play differently when he is playing. In the second half against Blackburn when we had to change, we were looking.
“In the latter part we got chances. We need a bit of luck as well. Against Blackburn, we should have had a penalty.
“It was a blatant hand-ball from Perch's shot and those moments are not going for us.
“We didn't deserve a lot from Huddersfield but when it was 2-1, we got a corner and there was a foul on Sebastian – holding the shirt. Referees, these days, have to blow for it. It's another penalty. “A 2-2 draw might not be deserved but it will lift the spirit and you might go on to win the game. Those are the things that are going the other way. It is what it is.”