Don't look now, but it's going to be all change again at the back next Monday after The Doc's groin finally gave up the good fight tonight.
That was the word from Granty afterwards – that the 27-year-old now faces ?two to three weeks? out after aggravating the same groin he tweaked away at Manchester City the other night.
The manager admitted then that he should have come off at the break at Eastlands, but the player himself opted to push on for the full 90 minutes given the lack of alternatives on offer to the gaffer with both Dion and Shacks suspended and Micky Spillane running the midfield.
And it was the same again on Saturday against Wednesday; same again tonight. Does he go with him or not? Does he give the groin a break?
This time it seems the groin itself has had enough and called it a day – or at least for a week or two.
All of which will rule The Doc out for that crucial trip to Loftus Road next Monday.
?He was just so determined to play,? said Granty after tonight's 0-0 draw with the Iron – with Doherty's efforts in blocking Sparrow's effort onto a post possibly keeping the gaffer in a job.
?He said: 'I want to play, I want to play…' Which is just the kind of spirit that you want to see, but it could now come back to cost us…?
Spin that one out to next Monday night and, once again, Grant will have some difficult choices.
OK, so he's got Jason back after the end of his three-match ban and he's still got Ian Murray in there – only they're two pegs for the same, left-sided hole.
Minus Doc – and a loan – and he either goes with two left-footers at Loftus Road. Or else he hauls Dion back from up-front and slams him in alongside Shacks.
Which would work going backwards; it's what that means going forward when you haven't scored a goal for the better part of eight hours and desperately need a result come Monday.
He could, of course, keep Chrissy Martin up there; but then away from home do you go all open and 4-4-2; or do you try and shut up shop, put Simon Lappin back in a five-man midfield and look to nick a point off managerless Rangers?
Don't know; don't know.
But if he ever needed a No5 to come riding over the hill, it's now.
And that's before anyone looks at what to do next midfield-wise; do we just cling in there until Jimmy Smith comes back on stream in a fortnight or so? Or try and get someone fresh in there; someone to get the ball down and play?
Nothing's ever simple round here. And the Doc's injury doesn't help.