Hughes picks strong side for first QPR cup tie

QPR manager Mark Hughes named a strong line-up for tonight’s FA Cup third-round replay against MK Dons.

QPR manager Mark Hughes named a strong line-up for tonight’s FA Cup third-round replay against MK Dons.

The recently-appointed Rs boss made just one change to the side defeated 1-0 at Newcastle on Sunday, with Federico Macheda replacing Heidar Helguson in the starting XI.

Charlie MacDonald featured for MK Dons having missed the previous encounter with QPR due to a knee injury, while Mathias Doumbe was included in defence.

QPR: Kenny, Young, Ferdinand, Gabbidon, Hill, Mackie, Buzsaky, Derry, Wright-Phillips, Macheda, Bothroyd.

Subs: Cerny, Orr, Hall, Campbell, Smith, Helguson, Ephraim.

Milton Keynes Dons: Martin, Smith, Doumbe, Shaun Williams, Lewington, Gleeson, Potter, Chadwick, Bowditch, MacDonald, Ibehre.

Subs: McLoughlin, Flanagan, Daniel Powell, Baldock, O’Shea, McNamee, George Williams.

Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

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