Ian Holloway is facing a team selection headache ahead of the west London derby with Brentford with both Joel Lynch and Darnell Furlong unavailable.
Lynch looks set to be out for a longer period after twisting his ankle in the 2-0 defeat to Derby, while QPR will also be without Nedum Onuoha, Grant Hall, James Perch and Steven Caulker.
However, there is good news for the Rs with Massimo Luongo set to return from an illness that ruled him out of Tuesday night's defeat at the iPro Stadium.
The QPR boss may look to use youth in the derby on Monday night to solve the crisis, but he's also not against using more senior players in a different position.
He said: "I'm going to have a look at it, it's either move a more experienced player into a slightly different role, if Jordan Cousins is fit, and he's saying he is but I'll have to have a look, or if Pavel or maybe Jamie Mackie, so I have got a few who can do it.
"But it depends on how it looks before, because natural places, round pegs in round holes don't half make things easier but at the minute I've never seen anything quite like this, but it isn't an excuse, we're still good and still have a good team and need to try get the balance.
"I feel like we've lost the balance and a little bit of confidence, and how do I underpin that, by putting another forward there? That may work if I convince them that's what we'll do but against them we have to get the ball back because they're really good with it and I want to disrupt their rhythms if I can."