The effervescent Ian Holloway brings his Rs side to Deepdale on Saturday looking to build on their excellent comeback in their local derby with Brentford on Monday night.
However, ‘Ollie’ must do it without talisman midfielder Luke Freeman, but he feels he has more than enough in his squad to cope with the loss of the former Bristol City man.
Speaking to his official website, qpr.co.uk, he said: “Everyone is loving how he [Freeman] in playing. He’s looking a brilliant player, which he is. But him being out gives somebody else a chance to come in and do well.
“To be honest, it will probably be a very exciting young one who has done well for us before.”
The visitors are looking for an upturn in their away form and the former Blackpool boss is well away of what is needed: “It’s about our away form,” he continued. “We need to get that right, there has not been a lot wrong with our home form.
“In this division it is always going to be tight, you have to learn how to adapt to get yourselves back into matches or stop the opposition.”
And he is looking forward to facing up against some familiar faces at Deepdale: “Preston are a high energy team, they move the ball really quickly. I know a few of their players, I had Tom Barkhuizen at Blackpool and we would rival anyone on my runs here. I know that they will counter attack, they will look to break and keep the ball.
“I’m really looking forward to it though and if we can get three points out of this one then we can start this month in a positive way.
“We’ve gone from not getting beaten in October to not getting what we deserved in November, so we want a good December. We have got some tough away games though, starting with Preston.”