Smyth and Wheeler unavailable for Boro game

Paul Smyth and David Wheeler are unavailable for QPR’s game against Middlesbrough.

Wheeler has been struggling with an ankle problem, while Smyth has not recovered from a thigh strain he picked up on New Year’s Day, when he scored the winner on his debut against Cardiff.

Alex Baptiste was expected to shake off a back injury in time for Saturday’s win at Burton but failed a fitness test.

Baptiste has since returned to full training and has been passed fit for this weekend’s game at Loftus Road.

Jordan Cousins, who has been nursing another hamstring problem, is expected to be available as well.