QPR v Middlesbrough line-ups: key duo return, Hoilett and Robinson on bench, one Boro change

QPR defender Grant Hall

Grant Hall and Matt Phillips return to the QPR team for the visit of Middlesbrough.

Hall replaces Clint Hill, who is not in the squad, and Phillips comes in for Junior Hoilett, who is only fit enough for the bench after picking up a knock while on international duty with Canada in midweek.

Sebastian Polter keeps his place up front, with Conor Washington among the substitutes. Also on the bench, for the first time in a Rangers shirt, is left-back Jack Robinson, but the recalled Ben Gladwin is not included.

Middlesbrough make one change from the side which beat Hull City last time out.

Stewart Downing comes in for Cristhian Stuani, who is struggling for fitness after playing for Uruguay in midweek.

Defender Daniel Ayala is fit again after a hamstring injury but is only on the bench, alongside former Brentford midfielder Adam Forshaw, meaning Chelsea loanee Tomas Kalas starts in defence.

QPR: Smithies; Onuoha, Angella, Hall, Perch; Henry, Faurlin; Mackie, Chery, Phillips; Polter
Subs from: Ingram, Robinson, Luongo, Petrasso, Hoilett, El Khayati, Washington

Middlesbrough: Konstantopoulos; Nsue, Kalas, Gibson, Friend; Clayton, Leadbitter; Adomah, Ramirez, Downing; Rhodes.
Subs from: Agazzi, Ayala, De Laet, De Pena, De Sart, Forshaw, Nugent.