Queens Park Rangers made their way into the last 16 of the League Cup when they beat Everton on penalties on Tuesday evening.
In-form left sider Sam McCallum was forced off after 66 minutes and it remains unclear the extent of the hamstring injury. The 21-year-old addressed the supporters on Instagram.
He wrote: “Some atmosphere that was last night. Into the fourth round, hopefully, only a minor setback but will be back stronger.”
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McCallum has been a huge part of Rangers’ positive start to the season after joining on a season-long loan from Norwich City.
The 21-year-old got on the scoresheet in the club’s last two league matches and the side faces a significant downgrade if specialist right-back Osman Kakay is the direct replacement for McCallum’s threat down the left flank.
QPR supporters will be anxiously waiting for some kind of confirmation on the extent of the injury, silence is not good, as a serious hamstring tear could end McCallum’s campaign and therefore his time at the Kiyan Prince.
The Rangers travel to heavily fancied West Bromwich Albion on Friday evening looking to come through a busy week to upset the odds.
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McCallum has been pivotal in recent weeks and with the underlying numbers suggesting QPR have been overperforming a touch, it would not be a surprise to see the 21-year-old’s absence coincide with a drop off in form in the coming weeks.
Osman Kakay looks an exciting talent and has been a great contributor from the fringes for Rangers in the last year or so, hopefully he can grab the opportunity that a McCallum absence would provide with both hands and stake a claim for a regular starting position.
Rangers face Sunderland in the next round of the League Cup and will fancy their chances of reaching the quarter final stage.