QPR will face Aston Villa in a crunch Premier League relegation clash minus two of the architects that paved the way to a 4-1 win over West Brom on Saturday.
The swelling has yet to go down on Eduardo Vargas’s knee after the first scorer was forced off at The Hawthorns having caught his knee in the turf.
It means the Chilean still awaits a scan, while defender Yun suk-Young is also ruled out with a head injury.
However, head coach Chris Ramsey is hoping lightning strikes twice in the midlands as he plans to get one over on his old Tottenham pal Tim Sherwood. Ironically, it was Sherwood who was in the running for the Rs job after Harry Rednapp quit at the beginning of February.
Ramsey said: “We’re waiting for the swelling down on Eduardo’s knee.
“It was Kevin Bond (assistant) who noticed Yun was groggy, and we have to be careful about head injuries.”
The Rs chief plans the same attacking look that worked at West Brom knowing victory over Villa takes his side out of the drop zone – at least for the time being.
Bobby Zamora was spared the last 15 minutes on Saturday to ensure he lines up again with Charlie Austin, although Ramsey is awaiting news on Armand Traore, the logical successor to Yun at left back, who has a calf niggle.
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