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Cousins ill but hamstring worries are eased

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Jordan Cousins missed out on the squad for QPR’s win against Bolton despite fears of another significant hamstring injury being allayed.

Cousins, who has been beset by hamstring trouble since his move from Charlton in 2016, has been struggling again of late.

However, his latest injury does not appear to be serious – he was not involved against Bolton largely because of illness.

He will be assessed ahead of next week’s trip to Sheffield United along with James Perch, who also missed the Bolton game.

Rangers manager Ian Holloway explained: “Perch has struggled to get over two injuries he’s had last week and Cousins has had a bad week in that he was feeling something again, we sent him for a scan and there was nothing, and then he was ill on Thursday.

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“So I decided to not have those to in and (instead) move on with those I had here today.

“They’ll be in tomorrow and we’ll have a good look at where they are.”

Holloway believes striker Idrissa Sylla is close to a return from a calf injury.

“He’s coming on well, he really is. He was coming back and then he tore it again and it blew up,” Holloway explained.

“He’s been out on the grass and he’s developing again. He is getting better.”