Helguson likely to return for QPR

Heidar Helguson is likely to return from injury for QPR’s vital match against fellow strugglers Blackburn on Saturday.

The veteran forward has been nursing an ongoing groin problem and missed Rangers’ last two matches.

But he will resume training this week and is expected to be available for the trip to Ewood Park.

The news is a boost for manager Mark Hughes, who will be without recent signing Djibril Cisse as the striker is suspended after being sent off against Wolves.

DJ Campbell and former Rovers player Jay Bothroyd are recovering from hamstring problems and could also be in contention.

“I think Heidar will be better having had a week off and I’m hopeful that we’ll get him back,” said Hughes.

“Jay Bothroyd could be an option and DJ possibly. We’ll be fine. Adel Taarabt can be pushed further up front as well, so I’ve got plenty of options.”

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