It became increasingly clear that QPR required a clean break from the rumours surrounding the highly-regarded head coach who has since moved to Rangers given all the uncertainty surrounding Michael Beale.
After the conclusion of that scenario, Neil Critchley was added and produced four points from two games, including back-to-back clean sheets.
Though some may find a scoreless draw at a struggling Cardiff City disappointing, it kept QPR going and in the top seven of the standings.
Since the middle of September, the London team has not maintained consecutive shutouts, and Critchley will believe that his team is in a strong position to capitalise on some of the teams above them that are losing steam.
However, home form will prove key, and the Hoops head into this contest having lost their most recent three fixtures at Loftus Road.
Recently, Luton found themselves in a situation akin to QPR when Southampton made an approach to hire Nathan Jones, who also seized the chance to transfer to a bigger club.
Replacement Rob Edwards has had to bide his team to get stuck into the role, but the wait was made worth it as Luton shook off a last-gasp defeat at Middlesbrough in his first game to be on the right end of a dramatic finale versus Norwich City.
Despite having 10 men on the field, the Hatters scored in the 89th minute through Cauley Woodrow, moving the team to within two points of their competitors in fifth place.
With the triumph just Luton’s second in eight games, Edwards will not be getting carried away, but the result was an important step to trying to get supporters onside after his previous stint at rivals Watford.
1×2 Betting Odds
Given their recent performances, this matchup could be entertaining as both teams try to make a good impression under their new managers.
With that in mind, however, we believe that a tense draw might be on the cards!
But the betting market thinks otherwise!
Playing at home QPR are the favourites to win this with odds @ 2.30.
Luton Town will feel hopeful with recent performances under new manager, but their odds of winning this one stands @ 3.42.
The odds of a stalemate and points being shared stands @ 3.48.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals score will be over 2.5, stands @ 2.21.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.77.