Queens Park Rangers midfielder Sam Field has admitted that the knee that he injured earlier this year is now feeling great as he edges closer to making a return to senior action.
Since joining the Hoops on a permanent deal in the summer transfer window, Field has been forced to watch on from the sidelines in recent months after picking up an issue in pre-season.
Having stepped up his rehabilitation by featuring for the club’s Under-23 side yesterday in their clash with Ipswich Town, the midfielder could be in line to feature for QPR when they face Luton Town on November 19th.
Field was included in the Hoops’ match-day squad for their recent showdown with Blackpool but was not introduced as a substitute at Bloomfield Road.
After picking up a point in this particular fixture, it will be intriguing to see whether QPR are able to push on in the Championship following the international break.
Making reference to his current situation at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, Field has admitted that he is really happy with the progress that he has made from his injury and is now looking to get back into the senior side.
Speaking to West London Sport, the midfielder said: “I am really happy with where I am.
“It’s at a stage now where it’s just trying to get back up to speed and get going again and that (Ipswich) game was perfect for me.
“There was lots of passing, lots of tackling and getting stuck in and the knee feels great, it’s just a case of plugging away and doing my best to get back in the first team now.”
Having emerged unscathed from QPR’s Under-23 clash with Ipswich, it will be intriguing to see whether Field is able to make any inroads on the club’s starting eleven in the coming months.
During his loan spell with the Hoops last season, the midfielder managed to show glimpses of his talent in the third-tier as he made 19 appearances in this division.
Whilst Field will need to overtake the likes of Stefan Johansen, Dominic Ball and Andre Dozzell in the pecking order at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium in order to feature regularly in the Championship, there is no reason why he cannot go on to make a positive impact at this level in the not too distant future.
Field’s presence may also force this aforementioned trio to step up their performance levels which could allow QPR to move up the second-tier standings over the Christmas period.