Roberts could return for QPR against Millwall

QPR: Tyler Roberts

QPR believe Tyler Roberts might return to the squad for Saturday’s London derby against Millwall.

The on-loan Leeds forward missed last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Huddersfield but was due to train on Friday morning.

However, Taylor Richards remains unavailable because of another injury problem.

Boss Neil Critchley explained: “I don’t think Taylor will be ready for this weekend. We’re hopeful Tyler will be – he will train today.

“If there are no issues with him (Roberts) then he will come into contention for the squad. He’s progressed nicely and we’re hopeful he could be available for the squad.”

Rangers are still without Lyndon Dykes, who is recovering from pneumonia, while new signing Chris Martin is in contention to make his debut.

Striker Martin, 34, was signed as a free agent after leaving Bristol City, and Critchley believes he will play a major role for the remainder of the campaign.

“I think Chris Martin is a fantastic addition to the squad,” said Critchley.

“He’s already proven his quality this week in training and I think he’ll play a big part for us between now and the end of the season.

“You’ve only got to see him in training to realise why he’s still in the shape he’s in and why he’s played so many games in this division.

“At 34 years of age, he’s in good condition, he’s a proper professional, been in numerous dressing rooms, had numerous different experiences, and he can share those with the players.”

Meanwhile, Critchley says no time frame has been put in place for Dykes’ return to action.