QPR boss hopeful De Wijs will return soon

QPR boss Mark Warburton is hopeful Jordy de Wijs will be fit to play again soon after he missed Friday’s 3-0 win over Coventry.

The Dutch centre-back limped off in the second half of the 1-1 draw with Reading a fortnight ago with a groin problem, to continue his injury-plagued spell at the club since his move on loan from Hull.

The former PSV Eindhoven trainee, who Rangers have an option to buy at the end of the season, struggled with a calf injury after moving down to London in January.

The problem delayed his debut until the victory over Bristol City almost two months after his arrival, but he has been impressive since breaking into the side.

De Wijs scored the winner against Milwall last month and is yet to taste defeat in his four appearances for the R’s.

And Warburton says the 26-year-old may be in contention for next Saturday’s home game against Sheffield Wednesday but won’t be fit to face Nottingham Forest on Monday.

“He is not quite right but he is training hard and is getting very close now,” Warburton said.

“We will hopefully welcome him back in the next coming days

“It’s the same problem he came off with against Reading. He is out on the training pitch.

“He will be with us in the next couple of days so hopefully not too far away now.”