They might be facing top flight opposition - but QPR will include a number of fringe players in Wednesday's third round EFL Cup tie against Sunderland.

Head coach Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink admits there were casualties after the 2-1 defeat to Huddersfield, and is forced into changes whether he likes it or not.

The likes of of teenagers Olamide Shodipo, Axel Prohouly, and Osman Kakay stand by to repel the Black Cats, that might also include want-away midfielder Sandro, who scored both goals in the 2-1 win over Rochdale in the last round.

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Defender Kakay made his Rs debut against Dale following a loan spell last season at Scottish League One Livingston where he notched 10 appearances at the Tony Macaroni Arena.

Speaking after the Huddersfield reverse, JFH made it plain the EFL Cup is not high on his priority list.

“It’s another tough match. “I’ll have to rest a few players, having picked up a few knocks today, and put some younger players in. But we're looking forward to it," he told

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