QPR skipper Ji-sung Park is unlikely to make the crunch match with Southampton.
The ex-Manchester United midfielder has been out of action for three weeks with a sore knee.
Rs boss Mark Hughes told West London Sport: "Ji's been struggling with his knee but we're hopeful he'll start training and then figure, possibly not this weekend, but the one after.
"The injuries are clearing and we're getting a few back. Kieron Dyer will hopefully be an option."