QPR defender Clarke-Salter out with another injury

QPR defender Jake Clarke-Salter faces another spell on the sidelines.

The former Chelsea man picked up a calf injury in training on Friday and will be unavailable for the foreseeable future.

Clarke-Salter has been out with a string of injury problems since being signed on a free transfer last summer after being released by Chelsea.

He has started just 12 Championship matches this season.

“It’s a calf injury and he won’t back in the short term, that’s for certain,” said R’s boss Neil Critchley.

With Leon Balogun also unavailable and Conor Masterson out on loan, Rangers are now somewhat low on options in a position in which they were previously overloaded.

Balogun, Clarke-Salter, Tyler Roberts and Taylor Richards – key signings made prior to Critchley replacing Mick Beale at Loftus Road – have all been unavailable for much of the season.

Meanwhile, Chris Willock was being assessed on Monday morning after going off with more hamstring trouble soon after coming on as a substitute against Millwall on Saturday.

Striker Sinclair Armstrong went off during that game because of cramp and is expected to be in the squad for Tuesday’s home game against Sunderland.