Rangers in no rush with injured trio
INJURED QPR trio Rob Hulse, Alejandro Faurlin and Bradley Orr are likely to remain on the sidelines until the middle of next month.
The three are all making steady recoveries from their respective injuries, but Rangers’ newly-acquired squad depth makes them reluctant to risk anyone before the next international break.
That means Hulse, signed from Derby last month but currently out of action with an Achilles problem, may have to wait until the home game against Norwich on October 16 for his QPR debut.
Faurlin, who limped off last week at Ipswich, has been replaced in the side by Akos Buzsaky, with Tottenham loanee Kyle Walker filling in at right-back while Orr shakes off a calf injury.
“Rob’s getting better but we can take our time with him,” said Rs assistant boss Mick Jones. “We’ve got a few options – Patrick Agyemang, in particular, is desperate to play.
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“Patrick’s on fire at the moment – he’s smelt what’s going on and he wants to be part of it. He’s a great character. We can chuck him on the field at any time and we know we’ll get a performance from him.
“Now we’ve got Walker, there’s no need to rush Bradley back either and Ali [Faurlin] is a tremendous player, but Akos has come into the team and done well.
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“They’ll come back when they’re ready and if that isn’t before the next international break, it’s not a great problem. If we get to that point without them, they’ll come back fitter.”
Rangers have just three fixtures before the next round of internationals – home games against Doncaster and Millwall followed by a derby at Crystal Palace on October 3.