QPR face Birmingham City at St Andrews today, with Sandro in contention for his first start since May.
The Brazilian midfielder made his first appearance of the season when he came on as a second-half substitute during Rangers’ 4-3 win against Bolton before the international break.
Having impressed in that game and in training since, Sandro is pushing for a starting place. Head coach Chris Ramsey was previously reluctant to select him.
Director of football Les Ferdinand this week declared that Ramsey needed to “step his game up” following a troubled start to the campaign.
Rangers are 11th in the Championship table and have conceded 20 league goals this season. No team in the division has shipped more.