QPR forward set to feature for U23s as he closes in on first-team return


George Thomas will feature for Queens Park Rangers’ development side this week as he continues his return from injury.

The former Leicester City forward joined on a free transfer this summer, but has not played since Rangers’ 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough on September 26.

QPR boss Mark Warburton says Thomas, who has remained sidelined with a thigh problem since then, needs to build up match fitness before returning to the first-team squad.

He said: “He’ll play with the 23s on Tuesday. Ideally, you’d have two U23s games – 60, 75 [minutes] – and be ready, but with a game every three days we haven’t got that luxury.

“He’ll play on Tuesday, get a good hour into his legs, and then be available for selection from there.”

QPR’s U23s face Colchester United’s development squad tomorrow.


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