Rafa Is Spoiled For Choice For Tomorrow Night

It’s going to be interesting to see what team Rafa puts out tomorrow night for the tough game against QPR, who are fancied to be promotion candidates this season.

It’s always a difficult game at Loftus Road and with a home game coming up against Wolves on Saturday afternoon we expect Rafa to make maybe four changes to the side that won 2-0 at Pride Park (iPro) Stadium on Saturday.

What those changes will be is a very good question.

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Christian Atsu in training – he could start tomorrow

Players who will be considered for tomorrow night include Isaac Hayden, Ciaran Clark, Ayoze Perez, Jesus Gamez, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Grant Hanley  and some of our new signings like Daryl Murphy, DeAndre Yedlin, Christian Atsu and Achraf Lazaar.

That’s a lot of players that Rafa can bring in and one reason for that is that we only have two players out injured at the moment – Rob Elliot and Rolando Aarons.

Rafa was yesterday checking on the condition and fitness of the players so he can make some decisions on what the starting eleven is for tomorrow night.

After the win at Derby on Saturday Rafa was asked if any of the new signings would be involved on Tuesday night at Loftus Road:

“Yeah. At the moment the way that we work is that we will fly back, we will see if we have any problems in our training sessions.”

“Then after, depending on how the players feel, we will start analysing the options and then we will decide.”

“Then, maybe some of them can play, maybe some of them will say: ‘No chance.’” “But at the moment I cannot say to you who will play.”

Rafa obviously wants to keep the winning streak going so he will be very careful not to make too many changes and he’s unlikely to bring in new players until he is certain they are ready and know exactly what their jobs are.

It’s a game we have to win tomorrow night to keep the win streak going as long as possible.

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