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QPR boss Mark Warburton says he’ll make a number of late selection calls once more as Rangers prepare to welcome Huddersfield Town to W12 on Wednesday night.

Lyndon Dykes, Andre Gray, Moses Odubajo and Jordy de Wijs were all rated as 50-50 to make Friday’s 2-0 win over Luton Town at Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, only to miss out.

Speaking ahead of the midweek clash with Carlos Corberan’s men, Warburton told us: “Some are going to be close.

“We’ll see how the likes of Moses, Lyndon and Andre are.

“Huddersfield have suffered like we have. Many teams have had extensive injury lists.

“Things are a little easier now, but the consequences of the scheduling before the last international breaks is clear to see – it has been very demanding.”

Heading into the midweek fixtures in the Sky Bet Championship, sixth face seventh in the capital as the visiting Terriers look to dislodge Rangers from the play-off positions.

For the Super Hoops, though, it’s a chance to strengthen our position in the promotion hunt.

“Our opponents come here with plenty of incentive,” Warburton added. “They had a good result against West Brom at the weekend (1-0 win).

“But you can create some daylight for yourselves if you can get a good run of wins and performances, and that’s our aim.

“We’re also very respectful of the fact that Huddersfield will see it as a big opportunity as well. Tactically, they are very strong and strong out of possession. They are hard to break down and are very strong at set-pieces – they have scored a number of goals from them as they look to cause mayhem and chaos in the box.

“They’re a very dynamic team and have rotation in their ranks. They’re a good side and we know what we face – we have no doubt about the quality we face.

“The table doesn’t lie at this stage and we will have to meet the challenge – same old rhetoric!”

The absence of forwards Dykes and Gray in the win over Luton saw Rangers left with only one fit striker in Charlie Austin, who netted our second goal against the Hatters.

Given the current fragility in attack, Warburton was asked in his pre-match media briefing for Huddersfield if he is likely to recall in-form striker Macauley Bonne from his loan spell at Ipswich Town.

The manager commented: “If it’s the right thing to do, absolutely we will do. Right now, we only have only one striker.

“That being said, we don’t want to unsettle him. We have to do what’s right for both the club and for Macauley.

“We’ll see how the situation develops.”