QPR’s Lee Wallace is almost certain to miss Saturday’s match against Hull City with a groin problem – although the injury is not as serious as first feared.
Wallace was forced off after just 20 minutes in Tuesday’s defeat at Millwall and there were fears he could be sidelined for up to a month.
However, Rangers boss Mark Warburton confirmed the former Sco, whose three seasons at the club have been punctuated by a variety of injuries, should be in contention for selection soon.
“He had a scan last night and if there is anything there, it will be very low-grade, so we just have to make sure he is OK,” Warburton said.
“It’s fingers crossed but I would say it is 70-30 he won’t be available.”
Sam McCallum, who has been out since tearing his hamstring in the 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest in October, could be in line to make his return to action after playing 45 and then 75 minutes in two recent Under-23 matches.
McCallum underwent surgery following the injury and Warburton confirmed he will be in the squad for the visit of the Tigers.
He said: “We have got Sam, we have got Moses (Odubajo), we have other bodies that could play there.
“I obviously don’t want to lose Lee as he is vital attacking player for us and his experience is key.
“But we have other boys and we will see how things are this (Friday) morning and go from there.”