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Mark Warburton issues Ilias Chair update after QPR’s defeat to AFC Bournemouth

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Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Warburton has revealed that Ilias Chair will need to be assessed after picking up an injury during yesterday’s clash with AFC Bournemouth.

The attacking midfielder was replaced by Andre Dozzell at half-time at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

QPR were unable to prevent their opponents from sealing all three points in this particular fixture as Dominic Solanke netted the winning goal for the Cherries in the 41st minute.

Bournemouth created several chances in the second-half but were unable to extend their advantage over the R’s.

Although Warburton’s side did push for an equaliser during the closing stages of the clash, they were unable to break down a resilient Cherries outfit and were reduced to ten men as Dozzell was dismissed by referee Keith Stroud in stoppage-time.

The R’s missed out on the opportunity to move back into the play-off places as a result of this defeat.

Currently seventh in the Championship standings, QPR will be determined to get back to winning ways when they face Bristol City on Thursday.

Whether or not Chair will be able to feature for the club in this fixture remains to be seen as Warburton has revealed that the Morocco international is set to be assessed ahead of the game.

Speaking to West London Sport about Chair following his side’s defeat to Bournemouth, Warburton said: “We’ll see how he is in the morning.

“He got a kick early in the game, had treatment and thought he was okay.

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“But we’ve just got to see.”

The Verdict

For QPR’s sake, they will be hoping that Chair will be fit enough to make an appearance at Ashton Gate later this week as he has produced a host of impressive displays in the Championship this season.

In the 21 league games that he has featured in during the current term, the 24-year-old has scored six goals whilst he has also chipped in with three assists.

When you consider that Chair is set to link up with his Morocco team-mates at the African Cup of Nations next month, QPR will need some of their other players to step up the mark in his absence.

A failure to deliver the goods on a consistent basis in January could result in the R’s losing ground in the race for a play-off place in the Championship.


Freelance writer for Football League World. Previously worked for 90min & GiveMeSport.

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