QPR loanee Jordan Hugill is set to start at home to former employers Preston, the club where he built his reputation.
Centre-forward Hugill scored 30 goals in 114 appearances for the Lilywhites to earn a move to West Ham in January 2018.
Rangers welcome back defender Lee Wallace after a one-match ban, but Yoann Barbet and Liam Kelly could miss out again.
Josh Scowen and Nahki Wells are pushing for starting spots as Mark Warburton’s side seek to end a seven-game winless streak in the Sky Bet Championship.
Preston club captain Tom Clarke is close to a comeback after nearly four months out with a foot injury.
Clarke played an hour behind closed doors against Carlisle in midweek and could boost Alex Neil’s depleted defensive resources.
Andrew Hughes, Darnell Fisher, Patrick Bauer and Ben Davies all missed the last-gasp home defeat to West Brom on Monday when Neil had to play several individuals out of position.
Louis Moult and Josh Ginnelly remain sidelined, but veteran midfielder Paul Gallagher could return with Preston aiming to recover from three successive defeats.
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