Buzsaky back in action for QPR
QPR midfielder Akos Buzsaky is set to make his comeback after almost four months out injured in Wednesday’s training ground friendly at Tottenham.
Buzsaky tore cartilage in his knee during Rangers’ 0-0 draw at home to Norwich in October and underwent surgery, but is expected to play for at least half an hour at Spurs Lodge.
Right-sided midfielder Josh Parker, who has been out for two months with a stress fracture of his left foot, has also been pencilled in to play some part in the friendly.
“Akos has rehabbed really well and he’s looking quite good, so that’s a big plus for us,” said QPR assistant manager Mick Jones.
“Josh has handled his recovery well. As long as he comes through, we’ll push on from there and he should be available for the rest of the season.”
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Jones also confirmed that he did not anticipate any further loan departures in the next few days after left-back Gary Borrowdale joined League One side Carlisle United on an initial month’s deal.
Borrowdale, who has featured just three times for QPR this season, made his Carlisle debut in Tuesday’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy northern final second leg against Huddersfield as the Cumbrians reached Wembley despite a 3-0 defeat on the night.
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Meanwhile, Rangers’ forward pair Tommy Smith and Heidar Helguson are in line to return to the squad for Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash with Nottingham Forest.
Smith limped off with a hamstring strain in Rangers’ 0-0 draw at Hull almost a fortnight ago, while the Icelander suffered a similar injury a few days earlier.
But both players are due to train with the rest of the squad later this week and are expected to play some part against Forest, particularly with Hogan Ephraim beginning a three-match suspension following his red card at Reading.