Clarke-Salter ‘definitely ready’ to return for QPR

Jake Clarke-Salter is fully fit and available for QPR’s game at Hull City on Saturday, Marti Cifuentes says.

Clarke-Salter, previously plagued by injury setbacks, has been in excellent form this season while finally enjoying an extended run in the side.

His past injury woes led to the defender being left on the bench for this week’s 1-1 draw at Plymouth because of a slight groin problem.

Boss Cifuentes explained: “Jake during the second half of the Sheffield Wednesday game felt a little bit in his groin – overload, not a strain or anything else.

“We had experience in the club before my arrival with similar situations when he got a muscular injury, so we learned from that.

“But Jake is definitely ready and is an important player for us. It’s just about load management.”

Midfielder Jack Colback and striker Michael Frey have both missed the past two matches because of minor injuries.

Colback trained fully on Thursday and is expected to be in the squad for the Hull game.

Frey will be assessed on Friday before a decision is taken on whether he will be included for the trip north.

“Jack Colback has been training today and feeling good. With Michael, we are going to take the last decision tomorrow,” Cifuentes said.

“We are assessing them. We want to push and the players themselves want to push, but it’s very important we make sure (they are fully fit).”