MARK Hughes says he will make late calls on a number of his players ahead of tomorrow’s (Saturday) trip to face West Bromwich Albion.
A raft of injuries – particularly in defence – has left the R’s boss without a number of first-team regulars in recent weeks.
Speaking to www.qpr.co.uk, Hughes said: “We’re still waiting on a number of players, including Jose Bosingwa, Anton Ferdinand and Fabio [da Silva].
“Armand Traore hasn’t trained a great deal this week either, so we’ll have to check on him too.”
Rangers head to the Midlands winless after their opening six Barclays Premier League fixtures – and Hughes added: “The one emotion that we’re all displaying is a little bit of frustration. We know that we’ve got quality in the ranks.
“At the moment we’re finding it difficult to get results in line with our performances. We haven’t picked up as many points as we’d have hoped.
“But there’s real belief in what we’re doing. Once we get more games under our belts, we’ll be fine.”
He continued: “Injuries have meant that I haven’t been able to select the side that I want.
“We’ve been encouraged by what we’ve produced in a number of games and we know we’re capable of winning Premier League matches.
“We all understand that we’re judged on results – but we knew it was a difficult start to the season given the fixtures we had. The opening day [defeat against Swansea] put us on the back foot.
“If you look at the teams that do well and have a good start to the season, they have settled sides and defences. We haven’t had that – but it’ll come.
“We’re six games into a very long season. I’ve got a great relationship with Tony [Fernandes] and Amit [Bhatia]. Together and in the long-term, we’ll take this club forward.”
One man who could start for QPR at The Hawthorns is Adel Taarabt.
The charismatic Moroccan came from the bench in Monday night’s defeat against West Ham United to score with a stunning solo effort just a minute after his introduction.
“We’re very pleased with what Adel produced the other night,” Hughes said. “He came on with a purposeful attitude.
“He made an immediate impact and was ready to perform. That’s what we want from all of our players.
“Adel’s a talented young man. He’s a young player and sometimes he makes wrong decisions.
“But he’s in a good place now and we’re pleased with what he’s producing. He’s back and determined to do well.”