No time frame in place yet for Dykes’ QPR return

QPR boss Neil Critchley says there is still no time frame in place for Lyndon Dykes’ return to action.

The Scotland striker is recovering from pneumonia and was recently discharged from hospital.

“We don’t want to put a time frame on Lyndon’s return,” Critchley said.

“What he and we need to do is make sure we’re patient and give him our support.

“Any footballer, they want to come back, and I know Lyndon’s desperate to come back.

“You speak speak to him and he puts a brave face on it and is telling me ‘Yeah, I’m feeling better’.

“But his health is more important than football. So (I say) ‘Take your time. You’ll come back when you’re ready’.”

Meanwhile, Tyler Roberts could return to the QPR squad for Saturday’s London derby against Millwall but Taylor Richards is out .

New signing Chris Martin is in contention to make his debut, having been brought in as cover while Dykes is unavailable.

Martin, 34, was signed as a free agent after leaving Bristol City, and Critchley believes he will play a major role for the remainder of the campaign.

“I think Chris Martin is a fantastic addition to the squad,” said Critchley.

“He’s already proven his quality this week in training and I think he’ll play a big part for us between now and the end of the season.

“You’ve only got to see him in training to realise why he’s still in the shape he’s in and why he’s played so many games in this division.

“At 34 years of age, he’s in good condition, he’s a proper professional, been in numerous dressing rooms, had numerous different experiences, and he can share those with the players.”