Ian Holloway has admitted he is concerned about Massimo Luongo playing twice for Australia before QPR’s next game.
Rangers looked jaded during their 4-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest and boss Holloway believes the international break has come at a good time for some of his players.
But there will be no break for stand-in captain Luongo, whose country face Honduras in World Cup qualifying play-off matches.
It means the midfielder, who has been outstanding for his club this season, might not play against Aston Villa on 18 November.
Holloway said: “I won’t see Mass until the day of our next game because he’s going away to play Honduras twice, so God help the state he’s going to be in when he gets back.
“Some of them can rest and recuperate – it looked like they needed it. Unfortunately my captain won’t be rested at all.
“He’s got to play Honduras twice – home and away, from Australia. All the best with that travelling.”