Posh head to Loftus Road on Tuesday night to face Championship opposition.

Peterborough United make the trip to Loftus Road on Tuesday evening to face Championship side Queens Park Rangers in the first round of the Carabao Cup (7.45pm) as manager Steve Evans looks to make it three wins from three at the start of this new campaign.

Following victories against Bristol Rovers and Rochdale, Queens Park Rangers will provide a stern test for Posh and after a difficult start to life for boss Steve McLaren, the Hoops will be keen to get their season underway with progression into the second round of the competition.


Evans has confirmed that he is unlikely to make wholesale changes to his starting line-up, but he is able to welcome back Irish goalkeeper Conor O’Malley who missed the weekend with a dislocated finger. No fresh injuries have been reported in the Posh camp.

Paul Smyth was replaced at half-time of Saturday's 2-1 loss to Sheffield United by Bright Osayi-Samuel, who could come in to start. Defender Darnell Furlong remains unavailable and no date has been set for his recovery from a long-term knee injury. Defender Grant Hall is nearing his return following a seven-month absence with a knee problem.


“Personally, I love going to Loftus Road. It is one of my favourite London grounds alongside Craven Cottage. The supporters are very close to the action and it always provides a good atmosphere. I know Steve well, have been in the dugout opposite him before and I am sure they will be looking to get their season underway after two defeats. We will go there, respect the opposition and look to build on our first two matches,” Steve Evans said.


Just over 400 tickets have been sold in advance of the fixture with sales concluding at 12pm on Tuesday. Tickets are cheaper for season ticket holders. Adult season ticket holders can gain admission for £10, senior prices (over 60s) and under 21s are priced at £5 and under 18s can watch the action for £1. Under 8s are free.

Non season ticket holder’s prices are £15 for adults, £10 for seniors and under 21s, £5 for under 18s with under 8s free of charge. Tickets are available on match day. Non season ticket holder prices apply. Tickets can be purchased online at www.theposhtickets.com


The match referee Gavin Ward.


Posh will be in volt shirts, black shorts, black socks.