QPR v Sunderland line-ups: Eze starts for Rangers, Sunderland man plays

Ebere Eze makes his first league start for QPR in the game against bottom side Sunderland at Loftus Road.

The young forward impressed after coming on as a second-half substitute against Derby in midweek and is rewarded with a place in the starting line-up.

He comes in for Conor Washington, who drops back to the substitutes’ bench.

Sunderland, meanwhile, have been boosted by John O’Shea being passed fit to play.

His absence would have given the visitors a major problem in defence as they are without the injured Tyias Browning and the suspended Jake Clarke-Salter.

QPR: Smithies, Furlong, Onuoha, Robinson, Bidwell, Scowen, Luongo, Freeman, Eze, Smyth, Smith.
Subs: Ingram, Lynch, Cousins, Washington, Manning, Wszolek, Osayi-Samuel.

Sunderland: Steele, Matthews, Oviedo, O’Shea, Kone, Cattermole, Williams, Honeyman, Ejaria, Fletcher, Asoro.
Subs: Camp, Jones, McManaman, McGeady, Gooch, Maja, Robson.