Mark Noble is expected to return to first team duty on October 18 for the away trip to Burnley.
ClaretandHugh has had it confirmed from inside the club that he is highly unlikely to be involved on Sunday against QPR and will be given two weeks over the international break to recover from his shin/calves injury,.
Diego Poyet looks set to continue in the midfield role where he looked comfiortable at Old Trafford last weekend..
Meanwhile, Guy Demel who took a knock in training and Matt Jarvis both face late fitness tests for the arrival of the west Londoners.
And we have also learned that Cheikhou Kouyate remains on target to return on November 8