Scowen will not be involved against Reading

New signing Josh Scowen will not be involved in either of QPR’s friendlies against Reading this weekend.

Two behind-closed-doors friendlies have been arranged against the Royals, who will be Rangers’ first opponents of the new season.

Midfielder Scowen recently completed a move to Loftus Road when his Barnsley contract expired so was not part of the Rangers squad which spent time at a training camp in Portugal.

He is therefore still building up his fitness and is not yet being considered for selection.