Queens Park Rangers have been handed a boost regarding the fitness of Luke Amos ahead of their upcoming Carabao Cup clash.
In recent comments cited by the QPR website, Mark Warburton revealed that the central midfielder, who has been sidelined for almost a year due to a knee injury, looks set to play a part in the Rs’ Carabao Cup fixture with Everton on Tuesday evening.
Speaking about the 24-year-old’s fitness, Warburton said: “Luke will be involved in some capacity.”
While central midfield is not exactly an area in which QPR are short of options, with Warburton having signed the likes of Andre Dozzell, Stefan Johansen and Sam Field in the position this summer, as well as already possessing players such as Dominic Ball, Charlie Owens and Ilias Chair in the middle of the pitch, Amos’ long-anticipated return from injury will nevertheless have left the 59-year-old manager buzzing.
Indeed, having joined QPR from Tottenham on loan back in the summer of 2019, Amos went on to play an important role for the club over his 34 Championship appearances that season, scoring two goals, as well as making an average of 0.4 key passes, one interception, 1.5 tackles and winning 3.8 duels per game.
These returns convinced Warburton to sign the midfielder on a permanent basis the following summer, however, after playing just five league games of the 2020/21 season, the £900k-rated man suffered his injury, keeping him out of first-team action ever since.
As such, while it may be cliche, the return of Amos will certainly feel like a new signing for Warburton, whose chances of securing a top-six finish this season will only be increased with the addition of another impressive option in the middle of the pitch.