QPR are in for a stern test as they travel to the north east to take on recently-relegated Middlesbrough.
Boro have made numerous additions over the summer, making their squad one of the strongest in the league on paper.
But who are the men to watch for? We take a look at three Boro players who the Hoops will need to watch for at the Riverside.
The performances of the 24-year-old were one of the few positives to come out of a difficult season in the Premier League.
Ben Gibson, nephew of Boro chairman Steve, was rewarded for his fine form last season with a call-up to the England squad, and was widely tipped for a move back to the top-flight over the summer, with West Brom reportedly having three bids rejected.
Gary Monk will be delighted to keep hold of the defender, and will be hoping he will be able to guide the Teessiders back to the top flight at the first time of asking.
The midfielder has been a virtual ever-present for the Boro since arriving from Huddersfield Town in 2014.
Clayton is similar in style to new QPR signing Josh Scowen, operating just in front of the back four and identifying danger before start any attacking moves from deep.
Very much in the engine-room of the Middlesbrough side, Clayton will be tasked with stopping the likes of Massimo Luongo and Luke Freeman from playing their natural game, a battle which will go a long way to deciding the outcome of tomorrow’s game.
The former-Nottingham Forest striker has really hit the ground running since arriving on Teesside.
Boasting an excellent Championship goalscoring record, he’s certainly the man who QPR’s defence will need to contain if they are to get something from a tough test.