The 32-year-old has been sidelined since the 3-0 victory at Wolves with a knee injury and is out again for the Loftus Road clash.
Off balance: Traore (left) was banned following his red card against Aston Villa
Armand Traore is likely to return to the starting line-up after a one-match ban, while Kieron Dyer (foot) remains out.
Provisional squad: Kenny, Derry, Hall, Taarabt, Traore, Campbell, Bothroyd, Faurlin, Buzsaky, Orr, Connolly, Barton, Young, Smith, Helguson, Murphy, Wright-Phillips, Ferdinand, Puncheon.
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