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Perch plays in QPR Under-23 game

James Perch featured for QPR’s development side in a match against Charlton on Monday afternoon.

Perch, who played in a behind-closed-doors game last week, completed the 90 minutes against the Addicks and appears to be close to a first-team return after five months out with a knee injury.

Rangers won 5-1 at their Harlington training ground, where their line-up also included Bright Osyai-Samuel, who scored twice, and Joel Lynch.

Aramide Oteh also scored twice and Chay Tilt added the hosts’ fifth goal.

Osayi-Samuel got an early opener, netting from close range following Olamide Shodipo’s cross, before Oteh doubled the lead after being found by Ryan Manning’s pull-back.

The third goal arrived four minutes into the second half courtesy of Osayi-Samuel, who burst from near the halfway line and then slotted home.

Shodipo crossed for Oteh to make it 4-0, and Tilt, a midfielder signed from West Brom during the summer, scored immediately after coming on as a substitute.

After QPR went close to scoring a sixth when Romeo Akinola hit the post after being set up by Eberechi Eze, Jo Cummings headed in a late consolation for the visitors.