Mark Warburton says he has no doubt leaving Geoff Cameron out of the squad for QPR’s friendly against Watford was the correct decision.
Cameron, who spent last season on loan with the R’s from Stoke, completed his move to Loftus Road last week – West London Sport revealed in March that he was being lined up for a permanent transfer.
Rangers initially planned to include him against Watford but he instead featured in an Under-23 match along with Massimo Luongo, whom the club are looking to sell, and recent signing Conor Masterson.
Cameron gives manager Warburton options at centre-back and in midfield but had not played during pre-season and is therefore behind other players in terms of fitness.
He would therefore have only featured as a substitute in the Watford game.
“He played for the Under-23s and got some really good minutes under his belt,” Warburton explained.
“He could have played on Saturday and got 10 minutes or get good minutes for the Under-23s. I’m delighted he did.”