Taylor, a capture from Sheffield United and former QPR loanee, slots into the Walsall defence with James Chambers surprisingly not featuring at all.
Jose Bosingwa makes his full home debut for Rangers this evening, as Mark Hughes names a star-studded line up for his side’s first match in the competition this season. England stopper Robert Green could also be making his last start for a while, with Inter Milan goalkeeper Julio Cesar said to be undergoing a medical ahead of a deadline move to Loftus Road.
QPR: Green, Ferdinand, Park, Johnson, Wright-Phillips, Nelsen, Bosingwa, Fabio, Hoilett, Zamora, Faurlin
Subs: Derry, Cisse, Traore, Mackie, Onuoha, Dyer, Murphy
Walsall: Grof; Purkiss, Holden, Butler, Taylor; Chambers, Featherstone; Paterson, Cuvelier, Hemmings, Grigg
Subs: Walker, Benning, Downing, Baxendale, Jones, Bowerman, Williams