QPR are ready to take the extraordinary step of playing Taye Taiwo as an out-and-out left winger so that Armand Traore can play in the same team.
Fans expecting boss Mark Hughes to choose between the two at left-back are in for a surprise he reckons.
“The options I’ve got because they’re both accomplished allow me to play them both in the same team, and we could have a combination of both down the left-hand side depending on the opposition,” he said.
Taiwo made his debut at Aston Villa on Wednesday night in the 2-2 draw after completing his loan move from AC Milan as a supposed left-back last week.
And after Senegal were surprisingly early elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations, Traore as well as midfielder Adel Taarabt are back in time to face Wolves at Loftus Road tomorrow (Saturday).
But Hughes sees his two left-sided players interchanging down that flank, especially after other option Akos Buzsaky pulled up lame with an Achilles complaint before the Villa game.
Hughes added: “Taiwo has played as a wingback and an outside left in the past, so has Armand and that’s why we’re able to play both in the same team.”