QPR midfielder Luke Amos is ready to play a full 90 minutes following his return to action after a long-term knee injury, says boss Mark Warburton.
Amos has featured in recent games for Rangers’ development side and is expected to play for them again or the club’s recently-formed B team next week.
And he has told Warburton he is ready to be considered for a first-team return.
Warburton explained: “He’s played 30, 45 and 60 minutes now, so he’s probably ready for a full game.
“He’s already banging on my door in a nice way (saying he is) available for the matchday squad, which is great to see.”
Amos, 24, was sidelined after suffering anterior cruciate ligament damage away to Bournemouth last October.
Amos’ cruciate injury was his second in two years, having spent a year out prior to joining QPR on loan from Tottenham in 2019.
Warburton added: “He’s a top-class professional. You will not see a player more focused and more determined to get himself back to where he needs to be. He’s had two devastating injuries and responded so well.
“I can’t speak highly of Luke Amos. You look at the way he works every day, his focus, desire, what he eats – everything about Luke is a 24/7 pro. He deserves a lot of credit.
“When the fans see him come back to first-team action again I’m sure they’ll give him the reception he deserves because of how hard that boy has worked to get back to first-team level.”
Amos recently told West London Sport there had been “really down days” during his comeback.
He added: “I’m just trying to see the positive in everything that happens. Everything that comes across me at the minute, I’m just trying to be positive with everything.”
His return comes after Rangers bolstered their midfield this summer with the permanent acquisitions of Stefan Johansen and Sam Field, who spent the second half of the previous campaign on loan, as well as Andre Dozzell from Ipswich Town.
Amos is undeterred by the challenge and believes he has what it takes to hold down a first-team place.
He said: “You have to back yourself. I know that, at my best, I’m more than good enough, it’s just a case of earning my spot pretty much and then, once you get it, keep it.
“But that’s football. The best teams in the world, they have competition everywhere, so you’ve just got to do the best you can to get in there.”