Bobby Zamora has recovered from a back problem and could start after being left on the bench for the midweek defeat at Swansea but Adel Taarabt (groin), Sandro and Alejandro Faurlin (both knee) remain sidelined.
Rangers have taken seven points from their last three games at Loftus Road and a victory could see them climb out of the bottom three for the first time since September.
Burnley are expected to be without both Stephen Ward and Michael Duff as they bid to stretch their four-game unbeaten run at QPR.
Republic of Ireland international Ward will see a specialist on Friday for an ankle injury he picked up in the midweek draw with Newcastle, while fellow defender Duff is still not quite ready to return from his calf strain.
Striker Sam Vokes is edging closer to a first-team return following his long-term knee injury after scoring a brace in a 70-minute outing for the development squad on Wednesday.