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QPR make five changes for Middlesbrough test with former Leeds United striker replacing Northern Ireland international, while key midfielder misses out through injury

The Hoops played the same 11 in back-to-back fixtures before today, but Ollie has been forced into making a number of changes.

QPR manager Ian Holloway has made five changes for today's clash with Middlesbrough.

The Hoops played the same 11 in back-to-back fixtures before today, but Ollie has been forced into making a number of changes.

Nedum Onuoha is replaced in the starting line up by Darnell Furlong, with the likelihood that Alex Baptiste will switch to centre-back.

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Elsewhere, first team regulars Josh Scowen and COnor Washington miss out on the matchday squad altogether through injury, and are replaced by Ryan Manning and Matt Smith.

The targetman deserves his chance to impress, after causing allsorts of problems for Millwall on Tuesday night.

In addition, David Wheeler and Kazenga Lua Lua come in to replace Jamie Mackie and Pawel Wszolek, with both players dropping to the bench.

QPR team : Alex Smithies, Darnell Furlong, Alex Baptiste, Jack Robinson, Jake Bidwell, David Wheeler, Massimo Luongo, Ryan Manning, Luke Freeman, Kazenga Lua Lua, Matt Smith.

Subs: Joe Lumley, Jamie Mackie, Ariel Borysiuk, Pawel Wszolek, Yeni Ngbakoto, Bright Osayi-Samuel, Idrissa Sylla.

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