Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Warburton has explained that the swelling and bruising around Lee Wallace’s injury kept him out of their win over Cardiff City on Saturday afternoon.
The R’s raced into a two-goal lead before half-time with a fine first-half performance at the Kiyan Prince Foundation stadium, with strikes from Ilias Chair and Todd Kane putting them in a good position.
Cardiff pulled them back via a brace from Joe Ralls, though, and it was up to Dom Ball to grab a stunning late winner as he smashed one home from distance.
One man that only had a watching brief, however, was full-back Wallace who, as he did against Barnsley, missed the game through injury.
In his post-match press conference, Warburton explained that the Scot couldn’t train on Friday but is hoping he’ll have recovered enough to be involved with the group at the start of next week:
MW: Lee Wallace couldn't train Friday but we're hoping he'll be back in Monday #QPR
— George Dagless (@georgedagless) October 31, 2020
QPR earned a much-needed win yesterday afternoon and now they’ll look to build on that as they travel to Derby County on Wednesday night.
It remains to be seen if Wallace is involved for that one, then, but Niko Hamalainen has come in and done a decent enough job of covering, so there is no rush.
Clearly, though, it seems as though the Scot isn’t too far away.