Queens Park Rangers vs Barnsley preview: How to watch, team news, kick-off time, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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An In-form Queens Park Rangers are relishing in their early season form and will eye a third consecutive win on Saturday afternoon, as they host Barnsley at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium. 

The Hoops have recorded back-to-back wins over Hull City and Middlesbrough to sit third in the EFL Championship table, scoring six goals in the two matches.

Barnsley were defeated 1-0 by Luton Town and have started the season indifferently with a win and a draw in addition to the defeat against the Hatters.

Team news

QPR will be without Sam Field as the midfielder is out after undergoing knee surgery while Moses Odubajo was sent off inside of 50 minutes in the win over Middlesbrough and is suspended here. Osman Kakay is likely to take his spot in the lineup.

Luke Amos and Sam McCallum are both doubtful while star striker Charlie Austin should return to the starting XI after being named to the bench on Tuesday following a knee injury. 

Barnsley will be without central defender Mads Andersen and versatile forward Carlton Morris on Saturday afternoon. Manager Schopp could opt to make one change with Devante Cole making his first league start of the season in place of Clarke Odour.

Summer signings Obbi Oulare and Aaron Iseka are pushing for their debuts and could be added to the squad. Ben Williams may return to the starting line-up after dropping to the bench in midweek.

Starting lineups

Queens Park Rangers: Dieng; Dickie, Wijs, Barbet; Kakay, Ball, Johansen, Wallace; Willock; Austin, Dykes

Barnsley: Collins; Sibbick, Helik, Kitching; Styles, Palmer, Benson, Brittain; Frieser, Woodrow, Pinnock

Ones to watch

Rob Dickie

The Hoops central defender has shown off his goal-scoring prowess this season, scoring three times in the club's four matches and is a threat on set-plays. 

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Romal Palmer

Despite the loss to Luton, the midfielder was the key to what attack Barnsley had, driving the Tykes forward. He nearly scored in this fixture last season.

Previous meetings

Barnsley did the double over QPR last season, outscoring their London rivals 6-1. First-half goals from Cauley Woodrow and Conor Chaplin as well as a second-half own goal by Yoann Barbet gave the Tykes a 3-0 victory at Oakwell.

In the reverse fixture, Daryl Dike and Austin traded goals three minutes apart in the first half until Alex Mowatt scored the eventual match-winner and Morris added a third to extend Barnsley's winning streak over QPR to four.

How to watch

Coverage of the match is on Sky Sports Football beginning at 12:00 BST. Audio coverage is available through iBarnsley with kick-off set for 12:30 BST.