Queens Park Rangers have been handed a major injury boost ahead of their upcoming Championship clash.
In recent comments cited by the Brent & Kilburn Times, Mark Warburton revealed that the sidelined trio of Luke Amos, Sam Field and Lee Wallace are all nearing a return to QPR first-team action.
Speaking specifically about Amos, the 59-year-old claimed that the midfielder has been banging on his door regarding his reintroduction to the manager’s matchday squads, having been out of action for almost 12 months.
In his comments, Warburton said: “We’ve got Luke Amos very near to being available for matchday squads, we’ve got Sam Field [and] Lee Wallace coming back strongly and they’ve been pushing really hard.
“He [Amos] has played 30, 45 and 60 odd now, so he is probably ready for a full game. He’s already banging on my door in a nice way to say he’s matchday squad available, which is good to see as he’s a top-class professional.”
Considering how long Amos has been sidelined as a result of his injury, the midfielder’s return to first-team action will very much feel like a new signing for Warburton, with the 24-year-old’s apparent availability for selection for the match against Bristol City undoubtedly leaving the QPR boss buzzing.
Indeed, Amos played an important role in the Rs’ 2019/20 league campaign, featuring in 34 Championship fixtures that season, over which the 24-year-old scored two goals, in addition to making an average of one interception, 1.5 tackles, 0.8 clearances and winning 3.8 duels per game.
As such, the fact the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder looks as if he could make a return against the Robins this weekend will undoubtedly provide the QPR boss’ chances of securing a positive result in the fixture with a substantial boost.
Meanwhile, the subsequent returns of Sam Field and Lee Wallace will only further strengthen the Rs’ top-six credentials this season, something that already appear rather strong following a highly impressive start to their league campaign.