Hull City v QPR: team news and key stats

Ilias Chair and Bright Osayi-Samuel have been included in the squad for QPR’s trip to Hull and are expected to feature in Saturday’s game.

Manager Ian Holloway said last weekend he was minded to select both youngsters along with defender Alex Baptiste, who has been included in the squad as well.

Holloway said: “I might consider putting the three in who haven’t been used; Ilias Chair, Baptiste and Bright Samuel, because they’ve been flying in training.

“I’ve got youngsters I’m enthused about and some aren’t even in the team. Ilias Chair hasn’t put a foot wrong, but we haven’t won when he’s played.”

Belgian midfielder Chair, 20, has made two Championship appearances this season, the most recent of which came in Rangers’ 3-1 defeat at Leeds in December.

Osayi-Samuel, 21, has started just three games since being signed from Blackpool last summer.

Harry Wilson could return to the Hull team after the on-loan Liverpool winger was rested for Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with leaders Wolves.

Fellow defender Stephen Kingsley made his first senior appearance since September in midweek, but Moses Odubajo and Evandro continue to work their way back to full fitness and James Weir remains a long-term absentee.

Last season: No corresponding fixture

Last five league matches: Hull W W L D D; QPR W W D L W

Top scorers (all competitions): Jarrod Bowen (Hull) 14; Matt Smith (QPR) 9

Match odds: Hull 1-1; Draw 5-2; QPR 13-5

Referee: Geoff Eltringham (Tyne & Wear)