QPR boss to make changes

New QPR manager Mark Hughes admits he is planning to make changes to his team for Tuesday night’s FA Cup third round replay with MK Dons (QPR 4/5, draw 13/5, MK Dons 10/3 – Match Betting).

Only a late goal by Heidar Helguson saved the Premier League side from going out at Stadium:MK to their League One opponents, but the statistics show it is still 11 years since QPR won a game in the FA Cup.

Hughes was appointed as the successor to Neil Warnock last week and saw his side go down 1-0 at Newcastle on Sunday in his first game in charge (QPR 6/4 – To Be Relegated).

Now the former Fulham boss, who won the FA Cup with both Manchester United and Chelsea as a player, is planning to give run-outs to players who did not feature on Sunday as he prepares for QPR’s second match in quick succession.

“It’ll give me a chance to look at players that didn’t get a chance to influence the [Newcastle] game,” said Hughes.

“There won’t be as many changes as people might think though. I always treat the FA Cup with respect – it’s a competition that’s been good to me.”

MK Dons had the weekend off after their game with Carlisle at Stadium:MK was postponed due to a frozen pitch, meaning they have not played since the first leg.

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