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Burton Albion: QPR changes predicted despite mauling at the weekend

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 27, 2014

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QUEEN'S Park Rangers are expected to make a swathe of changes to their starting line-up for tonight's trip to Burton Albion.

The Hoops were beaten 4-0 at White Hart Lane on Saturday as London rivals Tottenham Hotspur ran riot against Harry Redknapp's newly-promoted team.

Despite this, Redknapp (pictured below with last season's Championship play-off trophy) is not expected to field the first-team as punishment – with the likes of Bobby Zamora, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Junior Hoilett set to start.

Keeper Brian Murphy should also replace Robert Green in goal, while the club's youngsters will also get a chance.

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QPR under-21 manager Steve Gallen – brother of former Rangers star Kevin – says his youngsters will not let Redknapp down if he picks them.

"The manager was at every one of the under-21 matches at Harlington last season," said Gallen.

"I know there's a lot of nonsense being said that he doesn't want to give the young players a chance – he does, but he also wants to win.

"At the end of last season he gave Michael Petrasso and Coll Donaldson a run out against Barnsley, so they have both played in the Championship for QPR.

"There are a few of them that he likes – I know he does because he was saying it to me the other day.

"But does he like them enough that he is going to play them in every game if he can go out and get a striker who will get QPR 20 goals?

"I honestly believe, and I've got to know the manager quite well, that he will play any of them – but he has to believe it.

"He has to to see it and believe, to see the attitude in training every single day for him to say 'okay, I will go with you', as opposed to signing someone that he knows is going to do the job he wants."

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