STEFAN Maierhofer faces a race against time to be fit for the final day.
The striker came off against QPR last weekend with a sore back and tight hamstring but was due to return to training this morning.
Despite reporting his injuries to boss Ian Holloway during the half-time interval at Loftus Road, Maierhofer reacted with disbelief when he was later substituted.
And Holloway said: "The Hofmeister told us how he was feeling so I don't know what he was gesticulating about when he came off.
"It was pretty ridiculous because it's about the team and not him – so get back in your pram and just shut up basically."
Asked whether the Austrian had apologised, Holloway added: "Not really. He's got a habit of doing that and I've already warned him about it.
"He was doing it to his teammates a couple of games ago and I won't tolerate that sort of behaviour.
"But he works very hard and chases around – one of his runs last weekend was bordering on ridiculous.
"He's come in and you can't argue with the fact that we needed a big man, we got a big man and he's helped other people play, believe in themselves and score goals.
"He's helped the team. It's hard up front and you need certain elements which Stefan has given us."