Laird passed fit but QPR still without Kakay

Ethan Laird has been passed fit for QPR’s vital game at home to Preston on Good Friday.

The on-loan Manchester United right-back returned to action during Saturday’s defeat at Wigan.

He was substituted with 12 minutes remaining after suffering from cramp.

Some of the travelling Rangers fans – frustrated by the likes of Laird being unavailable for much of what has been a horrible season – jeered as he lay on the ground.

He has trained this week and is expected to play in a match Gareth Ainsworth’s side badly need to win.

An appalling run of results has left Rangers just three points above the bottom three and in serious danger of relegation.

Osman Kakay will remain sidelined with a knee injury he suffered during last month’s home defeat by Birmingham. The club are hoping he will be able to return before the end of the season.

Scans have revealed no ligament damage but Kakay took a very heavy knock and is still recovering.

Sinclair Armstrong and Tim Iroegbunam will be assessed to see if they can return to the squad.

Both youngsters recently picked up injuries while on international duty and missed the Wigan game.

Meanwhile, on-loan Leeds forward Tyler Roberts is back with QPR, having recently returned to the Yorkshire club.