With Mark Warburton having seen his Queens Park Rangers side endure a poor run of results in recent weeks, with the Rs losing their last three consecutive Championship fixtures, the 59-year-old will undoubtedly be hoping he can get things back on track at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Tuesday evening.
However, with a host of injury concerns in his QPR squad ahead of the visit of Birmingham City, with Sam McCallum, Lee Wallace and Sam Field all ruled out of the clash, Warburton will have a number of tough calls to make regarding his starting XI in the fixture.
Warburton must unleash Adomah
Left-back is a position that will be a particular concern for the Rs boss, as the absence of both Norwich City loanee Sam McCallum and Wallace has left the 59-year-old with no natural option in the position.
And, considering Yoann Barbet did not enjoy his finest performance while filling in at left wing-back in the 2-1 loss to West Bromwich Albion last Friday, it would appear wise for Warburton to once again turn to a player he has previously fielded in the position – Albert Adomah.
Indeed, having been brought on at left wing-back in the club’s 3-3 draw with Reading towards the beginning of September, the 33-year-old highly impressed during his brief 18-minute cameo, providing one assist, making two key passes and creating one big chance for his teammates, returns which saw the winger earn a SofaScore match rating of 7.3.
The £13k-per-week man put in an equally impressive performance at right wing-back in the Rs’ 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth, making three key passes, three interceptions and three tackles over his 35 minutes on the pitch, seeing the player Dean Smith claimed causes full-backs “real trouble” receive a SofaScore match rating of 7.4.
Adomah once again turned in a fine display over his 25-minute spell at left wing-back against Bristol City, making three key passes, one tackle and winning three duels in the 2-1 loss, as well as earning a SofaScore match rating of 7.0.
As such, Warburton simply must unleash the 33-year-old in the position once more on Tuesday evening, as the winger’s clear ability going forwards, as well as his solidity at the back, would undoubtedly cause Lee Bowyer’s Birmingham side no end of problems – something that would certainly improve QPR’s chances of finally getting back to winning ways in the league.