Trent: I Want More

Trent McClenahan is hoping for more first team action in the near future - and reckons he is all the better now he has had a taste of it.

Trent, who is included in the 21-man squad to face QPR, is one option at right back for Alan Pardew - especially if Tomas Repka moves to central defence in the light of the injuries in that department.

"It has been quite good since making my debut; I have been getting my head down and working hard towards getting a few more games," he says.

"Hopefully I will get a chance and if that happens I will do my best but it is always disappointing when players get injuries.

"I feel a bit better prepared this time because I have experienced it and I should be able to deal with it a bit better."

Alan Pardew says of Trent's progress:

"Trent McClenahan has done fantastically well in the reserves."

The player himself agrees with the common consensus that West Ham have not always been getting the results their efforts have merited of late, but insists there is no cause for concern.

"The results haven't gone as well as we would have wanted but the performances have to be good first and foremost - and the results will come eventually if you do that as we have been," he says.

"Confidence is pretty high and we just have to keep picking up points to get there at the end of the season."

Carl Fletcher is hoping to overcome a bug he picked up on Wales duty and is included in the squad although he didn't train on Friday, while Youssef Sofiane, back from a loan spell at Notts. County, is also named.

Don Hutchison is included for the first time this season after overcoming injury, while youngsters Elliot Ward and Greg Pearson also travel to Loftus Road.

SQUAD: Bywater, Walker, Repka, Fletcher, Rebrov, Harewood, Lomas, Brevett, Pearson, Noble, McClenahan, Mullins, Powell, Reo-Coker, Hutchison, Chadwick, Cohen, Zamora, Ferdinand, Ward, Sofiane.