Furlong injury is ‘nothing serious’

QPR assistant manager John Eustace is confident an injury Darnell Furlong picked up during a pre-season friendly on Saturday is not a cause for concern.

Furlong went off early in the second half of a 1-0 win at AFC Wimbledon after taking a knock to the knee.

The Rangers defender spent almost three months on the sidelines last season because of a knee problem, but the initial view of the club’s medical staff is that his latest injury does not look serious.

“He’s just picked up a knock. I don’t think it’s anything serious,” said Eustace.

“We took him off just to look after him. We’re delighted with him.”

Luke Freeman scored in the final seconds at Kingsmeadow, side-footing home from 10 yards out after keeper Tom King could only parry Paul Smyth’s ball into the box.

Joel Lynch played an hour and Smyth came on as a second-half substitute – their first outings of Rangers’ pre-season campaign.

Soon after coming on, Smyth nodded over after Pawel Wszolek’s corner had been headed on by recent signing Toni Leistner.

And Conor Washington missed a chance when he shot straight at King after being put through on goal by Osman Kakay.

At the other end, R’s keeper Matt Ingram produced a fine save to tip over a header from Jon Meades.

On Friday evening, David Wheeler scored twice as a QPR side mostly made up of youngsters won 7-0 in a friendly at Staines Town.

QPR: Ingram; Furlong (Kakay), Leistner, Lynch (Baptiste), Bidwell; Scowen, Manning; Freeman, Eze (Smyth), Washington Osayi-Samuel); Smith (Wszolek).