QPR manager Mark Warburton expects a tough test against unbeaten West Bromwich Albion.

The Rs head into the game looking to recapture their early season good form, having beaten Everton 8-7 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in the EFL Cup this week.

Before that result, Warburton’s side had gone three games without a win in the league, a spate of poor performances which saw them drop out of the top six.

Warburton said: “We know West Brom have one of the strongest squads in the division.

“They are good physically, are effective from set-pieces, they have a huge amount of quality amongst their ranks.

“It’s going to be a tough test but one you have to enjoy."

Lee Wallace, Sam Field, and Charlie Owens will all miss out for the Rs while Kean Bryan, Dara O’Shea, Rayhaan Tulloch, and Matt Clarke make up a lengthy injury list for the Baggies.

QPR fans can take some hope from the head-to-head record between the two sides, with the Rs winning 21 games compared to West Brom’s 16 with 11 draws.

Tonight’s opponents West Brom have recovered from relegation quickly and are coming off the back of an eight-game unbeaten run stretching back to a 3-1 loss against Leeds on the last day of the 2020/21 Premier League season.

 

They currently sit in third place with four wins, four draws, and, alongside AFC Bournemouth, are one of just two teams yet to lose a game in the Championship this season.

However, West Brom are also currently on a run of three consecutive draws, after a stalemate against Derby County and two 1-1 draws against Millwall and Preston North End.

But the Baggies’ league victories over Luton Town, Sheffield United, Blackburn Rovers, and Peterborough United show that they can beat any team in the division.