Queens Park Rangers have been given a fitness boost – via West London Sport – ahead of their tricky Saturday test with Hull City, as Mark Warburton’s men look to move into the Championship playoff spots.
After training fully this week as they stepped up their return from injury over the international break, Luke Amos and Grant Hall are available and in contention for the trip up north.
Amos, a midfielder on a season-long loan from Tottenham Hotspur, hasn’t featured in the past month since picking up a hamstring injury, while centre-back Hall has missed the past five games despite being declared fit for the Cardiff City clash before the international break.
Is QPR getting the trio back from fitness and illness a positive boost?
19-year-old midfielder Matt Smith, on loan from Premier League champions Manchester City, has also been passed fit by QPR’s medical team after having a tooth abscess before the international break which ruled him out of the game with Blackburn Rovers.
QPR currently sit 9th in the Championship with 19 points from 11 league games and come into the tie following a 4-2 win over Blackburn Rovers, goals coming from Nahki Wells, Eberechi Eze, Bright Osayi-Samuel and Jordan Hugill.
Warburton getting Amos, Hall and Smith back to full fitness is a big positive for the QPR manager, with the trio all playing a part when fully fit.
Amos and Smith gives the QPR midfield energy and tenacity, whereas Hall brings bite and leadership to the Hoops’ defence. With the three back, QPR will harbour hopes of a push into the playoffs early on with the season a quarter of the way through.