Team news: Trio should be fit to face QPR despite knocks

Ryan Fraser will be involved at QPR despite picking up a knock against Reading.
Picture: Steve Wall

Ryan Fraser will be involved at QPR despite picking up a knock against Reading. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Ryan Fraser, Luke Hyam and Daryl Murphy should all be fit to face QPR on Saturday, despite picking up knocks against Reading on Tuesday night.

Fraser had a tight hamstring, Hyam suffered a sore calf and Murphy took a knock to his foot in the 2-1 victory over the Royals, but all three are likely to be involved at Loftus Road.

“We had a few knocks,” McCarthy said. “Ryan had a tight hamstring, Lukey Hyam had a sore calf and Murph had a kick on his foot but they’re all expected to train tomorrow and be involved on Saturday.”

Jonathan Douglas is still suspended following his red card at Birmingham, while Dean Gerken, David McGoldrick and Teddy Bishop remain sidelined.

On Gerken, who suffered a shoulder injury at Birmingham a fortnight ago, McCarthy said: “Gerks is all right. It will take the time that we said. We’re looking at the Hull game (a week next Tuesday).”

Meanwhile, the Blues boss says he’s putting no timescale on the returns of McGoldrick and Bishop, both longer-term absentees with hamstring problems.


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“I’ll know when they’re ready, we’ll just keep the training and rehab going,” he said.

“I’ve spoken them both today and they’re both happy with their rehab and the timing of it and where they’re at. I’m not one to rush them, it’ll be when they’re ready.”

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