Manager backs R’s keeper Kenny

Mark Hughes says he has no doubts about Paddy Kenny’s long-term fitness.

The goalkeeper struggled with a mysterious hip problem prior to Hughes’ appointment as QPR manager but the injury appears to have healed.

Rangers were refused permission to take someone on loan while Kenny was sidelined with what Hughes’ predecessor Neil Warnock suggested was an ongoing condition.

But, despite being linked with the likes of Ben Foster and Tottenham’s Heurelho Gomes, Hughes showed no interest in signing a keeper during the transfer window and believes Kenny is 100% fit.

“There seemed to be a concern there before I came but it looks fine now,” Hughes told West London Sport.

“Obviously we were aware of the problem Paddy had and have had a good look at him, but there’s no sign of any issue at all now.

“We’ll keep an eye on him of course but he’s fully fit and I’m very pleased with the keepers I’ve got here.”

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