Jonathan Rowe is left on the bench Norwich City's trip to face Queens Park Rangers this afternoon.

Christian Fassnacht on the Norwich right despite the return from injury of the Canaries' top goalscorer, while captain Grant Hanley returns in place of Shane Duffy.

The Irishman misses out on the trip to Loftus Road with a calf injury, with Ashley Barnes replacing Marcelino Nunez and Gabriel Sara expected to drop into a deeper midfield position.

Former City loanee Isaac Hayden starts for the hosts, having joined them on loan from Newcastle United last month.

Young full-back Kellen Fisher misses out on the matchday squad, while Danny Batth is back in it for the first time since a hamstring injury at Bristol Rovers.

Queens Park Rangers: Begovic (GK), Colback, Cook, Clarke-Salter, Willock, Chair, Hayden, Hodge, Cannon, Paal, Armstrong. SUBS: Archer (GK), Dunne, Dykes, Smyth, Frey, Fox, Dixon-Bonner, Larkeche, Andersen.

Norwich City: Gunn; Stacey, Hanley, Gibson, Giannoulis; McLean, Sara; Fassnacht, Barnes, Sainz; Sargent. SUBS: Long (GK), Gibbs, van Hooijdonk, McCallum, Sorensen, Batth, Hernandez, Nunez, Rowe.