Wallace expected to return to QPR squad

Lee Wallace is expected to return to the QPR squad for Wednesday’s game at Derby.

Wallace has missed two matches since limping off during the recent goalless draw against Birmingham.

The Scot is due to train ahead of the trip to the East Midlands and manager Mark Warburton expects Wallace to be available.

Warburton said: “Everyone’s OK as far as I’m aware. We’ll make a few checks this morning.

QPR manager Mark Warburton
Warburton has brought in Niko Hamalainen for Wallace

“We’re hoping to have a fully fit squad apart from the obvious ones in Luke Amos, who is obviously out of the equation at the moment, and George Thomas, who is getting closer.”

Summer signing Thomas has been out for more than a month with a thigh problem.

Warburton explained: “George is still just working his way back.

“We’re probably looking for him to impact the team post-international break.”

Keeping it fresh

The fixture schedule has been crammed before that break and Warburton expects to rotate his squad, with the Derby game quickly followed by another away trip, to Blackburn on Saturday.

“We now go into the situation that Cardiff had last week, playing Wednesday and Saturday,” Warburton said.

“I’ll keep it fresh. Will I freshen it up on Wednesday or will I freshen it up on Saturday? We’ll wait and see.”