Mark Warburton has stated that QPR midfielder Sam Field is progressing well after picking up a knee injury that has kept him out of the early stages of this season, during an interview with West London Sport.
Field, who joined The R’s permanently in the summer, suffered a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee during a pre-season training session in July.
The 23-year-old joined The R’s from West Brom on loan for the second half of last season, helping Warburton’s side end the campaign in excellent form.
Field, as well as the three other loan players that were brought in to the side in January, in Charlie Austin, Stefan Johansen, and Jordy de Wijs, were all brought back to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on permanent deals.
Speaking to West London Sport about Field’s progression, Warburton said: “The brace is off. He saw the surgeon last week, who was really delighted with the progress.
“Sam is here working away here every day and when he returns along with Lee Wallace it will be like having a new signing.”
It has been quite unfortunate that Field has missed the opening few games of the season, and he is now in a position where he will need to work extremely hard just to get on the pitch.
QPR have built a very strong squad this year, and by no means will the 23-year-old just walk straight back into the starting XI.
However, Field is an excellent player at Championship level, who brings energy, excellent technical ability, and composure to The R’s midfield.
The young midfielder will not be rushed back into the side, as they have extremely competent options in his absence, but Warburton will certainly be excited to have him back and ready for contention.