Lee Wallace might have to wait until after the international break for his QPR comeback.
The 34-year-old Scot, out since mid-August with a hamstring injury, has returned to training.
Boss Mark Warburton had hoped that Wallace would be available for this weekend’s trip to Blackpool.
However, the home match against Luton on 19 November is beginning to look like a more realistic target.
“We’ve been trying to get Lee back,” Warburton said.
“He’s a very important player and has an impact on the squad in terms of his talking to players on the pitch – there’s no doubt he helps the likes of Chris (Willock) and Ilias (Chair).
“So we’ve missed him, but we can’t hasten it. We want him back as quickly as possible but at the same time recognise that he’s had a lay-off and you have to let it calm down, which takes time.
“I think Blackpool may be too early. We’ll see. But certainly Luton will be a target game to come back and play.”