Ian Holloway has said he's likely to call on youth to rescue QPR's injury-hit defence.

Joel Lynch was a half-time casualty in last night's defeat to Derby County, and with the defender likely to miss Monday's visit of Brentford, it leaves Holloway with just three fit defenders; and no centre-backs.

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Asked whether the injuries will affect his plans for Monday, Holloway said: "I think they will, Lynch has got a pot on. Robbo has just got over his hand, Nedum's not ready yet, Perchy's not ready yet, they've only just started training again. Hall's not ready yet, Furs (Darnell Furlong) has got a sore knee so he couldn't make the trip, so I'm actually down to scraping around for other defenders.

"I'll look at my formation and look at who's fit and If I've got to go to the younger ones, as I already have, then I'll have a good think about it in the forward areas. Some of them young boys I've had a good look at and we'll have to move them in.

"That will give one or two of the young lads an opportunity if they're fit and ready, but it's a big ask isn't it."

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