Long, who started at the Etihad Stadium in midweek, has not made back-to-back starts for the Midlands outfit so far in 2012. However, the former Reading man insists that would like to lead the line this weekend.
"I'd like to start against QPR," he told the club's official website. "I know all about them from last season.
"Although we respect them, we know we're capable of beating them. We have to go out and show that.
"I think we'll go two up front. We need to take the game to QPR."
West Brom have secured one win in their last six outings.