MARK Hughes could call upon Adel Taarabt for Monday night’s live Sky Sports showdown against West Ham United at Loftus Road.
Taarabt - who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury - has returned to first team training and could be an option for the visit of the Hammers to W12.
“Adel might be an option for us,” Hughes told www.qpr.co.uk.
“If he comes through training he could be in and around the squad.
“Armand (Traore) is nearing a return, but Monday will come too soon for him.
“Other than that, we’re as we were in terms of injuries.”
Rangers will go searching for their first league victory of the campaign tomorrow night, but Hughes isn’t about to press the panic button, despite seeing his side fail to register a win from their opening five fixtures of the season.
“For the most part this season our performances have been fine, up to a point,” he said.
“Obviously we need to start seeing games out and once we do that I’m confident our fortunes will change.
“Defensively we’ve had too much of a turnover in terms of selection and personnel changes and that doesn’t help when you’re striving for consistency.
“We’re not going to hide behind the fact that it hasn’t been a good start, but we’re only five games into the season.”
Hughes added: “The way me and my staff work is that we don’t get too high and don’t get too low after a game.
“We prepare our team meticulously and give them the best chance to be successful. In the long term that’s been proved in all the teams I’ve been involved in.
“At the moment it’s difficult because I can’t get consistency in terms of my selection.”