The last time Queens Park Rangers played Reading, both were in the Championship, Rangers were flying high at the top of the table in their promotion season, and Damien Delaney was in the team. This time, the situation is a little different: both are one division higher, both languishing at the bottom of the table and both have yet to find a league win. But luckily, there is no sign of Damien Delaney.
The Capital One Cup is usually a chance for managers to rest their star players and give the reserves and academy a run out in a competitive game. But Mark Hughes doesn't really have a choice; Jose Bosingwa, Anton Ferdinand, Armand Traore and Fabio da Silva are all still out due to minor injuries, and the luckless Andy Johnson is out for the foreseeable future.
Hughes will want to win this game. Judging by his last team selection versus Walsall, he seems to be taking this competition seriously. However, due to the number of injuries his team has already succumbed to, Hughes may not want to risk playing a full strength team.
So what will QPR's probable starting 11 look like?