Adel Taarabt is set to make his Premier League return for QPR against Sunderland on Saturday.
Rangers, reeling from the news that popular midfielder Alejandro Faurlin has suffered cruciate knee ligament damage for the third time in as many years, need to get their season up and running after a dismal start.
And manager Harry Redknapp is ready to turn to Taarabt, who played in the midweek Capital One Cup defeat at Burton – the Moroccan’s first appearance for Rangers since May 2013.
“He’s a fantastic talent and was our best player the other night. He did ever so well and will be involved tomorrow,” Redknapp confirmed.