QPR midfielder Luke Amos has admitted he’s delighted to be edging to a return to first-team action after being out for 11 months.
The former Tottenham academy graduate completed his first full 90 minutes since suffering a knee injury back in October 2020, featuring in a game against Brentford B.
He told the official QPR website: “It’s so good, as a boy all I’ve known is playing football. So to be out for so long, it was tough, so I’m just so happy to be back playing doing what I love.
“It’s the last stage of my rehab ticked off. I’ve done 45 [minutes], 60, and now 90 minutes so I’m just happy to be back playing football. After being out for so long, if I was to dive straight back into a first-team game, there’s a lot of pressure so to be away from the spotlight is good.”
It was a good test for Amos who despite playing in the under 23’s, came into a competitive game, and he says that has helped: “When we play against these teams, they don’t know that I’ve been out for so long, so they’re still trying to tackle hard, run hard so it’s a great test for my knee.”
Amos is very keen to make up for lost time, saying he’s been on manager Warburton’s case: “The gaffer will tell you, I’ve been on his case non-stop, trying to get back into the squad, letting him know I’m ready.”
QPR supporters will be delighted to hear that Amos is chomping at the bit to get back into the QPR side. He brings a different dimension to the midfield, and to have him back after such a long time out is a huge positive.
The squad at QPR looks almost entirely different to the one that started last season. There’s more quality and experience throughout the side, but it lacks depth in central midfield and this only adds to the positives of the young midfielder’s return.
For Amos, he will be keen to get going after almost a year out. If he picks up where he left, it will be like QPR have a new signing.