QPR assessing Johansen ahead of Swansea game

QPR midfielder Stefan Johansen

QPR will assess the fitness of skipper Stefan Johansen ahead of Tuesday’s game against Swansea after the Norwegian missed Saturday’s win over Coventry.

Johansen sat out the 2-1 victory after picking up a minor knock in training last week.

But boss Mark Warburton is confident he will return in a match that could see Rangers potentially move up to second spot with a victory.

Should Johansen miss out once again, Luke Amos is likely to start after doing well after being introduced at Coventry for the final 35 minutes in place of Andre Dozzell.

“We are going to check Stefan this morning to see if he’s fit. He had a small knock and we’ll assess him from there,” Warburton said on Monday morning.

The fit-again Moses Odubajo is also likely to be pushing for a start, with Albert Adomah, who has started the last five matches, the most likely player to make way, with Warburton having one eye on keeping the 34-year-old fresh for Saturday’s match with Reading.

Warburton said: “It is nice to see Moses back as he can cover left and right for us.

“We are focused on Swansea and then Reading. Then we have a bit of a break and it’s Peterborough in the FA Cup then the mayhem begins again when we have two games a week for the next three weeks.

“We have 23 guys in the squad who are all hungry to play and that’s what you want.

“We have a nice balance of younger boys and experienced heads and we are in a good place now.”

Meanwhile, QPR are ready to complete a deal to sign defender Dion Sanderson on loan from Wolves.