Players return for QPR against Burnley

Interim QPR boss Paul Hall will have almost a full squad to choose from for Sunday’s game against Burnley.

Tyler Roberts, Stefan Johansen, Luke Amos and Leon Balogun are all in pushing to start, with Ilias Chair the only player unavailable due to his World Cup commitments with Morocco.

“I’m glad with the squad we’ve got, it’s very competitive and everyone wants to play,” Hall said.

“I have got the headache of picking the team and when I do that, I know they will do a job for QPR.”

Hall, who has been at the club for 10 years, will lead the side for the first time after Mick Beale quit to join Rangers, and said he has spent the last two weeks reinforcing belief to the players that they are one of the best sides in the Championship.

QPR have not won in five matches and have lost their past three games to slip to sixth in the table, having been top in October, and Hall said the visit of Vincent Kompany’s side is the perfect fixture for the players.

“They’ve done a fantastic job. The previous manager did a great job, but so did the players ,” Hall said.

“They just need to be reminded of how well they have done. Not a lot needs changing, they just need to keep to their standards and use that fuel to project them forwards as opposed to letting it hold them back.

“The players have responded really well to the sessions we have put on and there are a lot of senior players there who have taken responsibility in speaking to the younger players and it is a nice environment here at the moment.”

Hall has been assisted by Paul Furlong, Andy Impey and Chris Ramsey this week after Neil Banfield, Harry Watling and Damian Matthew followed Beale to Ibrox, and said they have tried to keep training as similar as possible to what the players were used to under their former manager.

“The continuity of the football club is the most important thing,” he said.

“Les (Ferdinand) has entrusted me to take the team and I just wanted to make sure we kept doing the same things. This team got to sixth for a reason.

“I can’t just make them do something new, we haven’t got the time. The players know their formations, their habits, know each other.

“I’m just asking them to continue. There isn’t a lot that needed changing.”