- Jack Robinson returns to training following setback
- Defender has been out for nearly 12 months with knee injury
- Ex-Liverpool youngster set to feature against Sheffield Wednesday
QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has revealed that defender Jack Robinson is closing in on a return following a slight setback last month.
Left-back Robinson, who is yet to make his QPR debut, injured his knee at the end of last season whilst on loan at Huddersfield Town.
The former Liverpool trainee was close to being involved against Ipswich Town in February before he picked up a fresh problem 24-hours ahead of the match.
But having returned to full training this week, R’s boss Hasselbaink confirmed he hoped Robinson would be involved in Monday nights Under-21 match against Sheffield Wednesday at Loftus Road.
“Jack is at a very fragile point,” Jimmy told Tuesday’s Fans' Forum audience in W12.
“We got him to where he could almost play matches then he had a setback where he couldn’t train for three weeks because he had a pain in his calf.
“He has had a second injection in his calf to take a cyst away. He trained on Tuesday with the group and hopefully he can have a good week training this week.
“If he does then he can play on Monday for the Under-21s and if he comes through that he will be ready for selection for the next match.”
Fans' Forum: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was talking at a Fans' Forum event last night
The Dutchman went on to confirm that the former England Under-21 international remained part of his plans.
He continued: “He has had a very difficult injury – a career threatening one – so it is very normal that he gets little setbacks we just need to now nurture him through and get him strong so that he can play matches.
“He is someone who is definitely in my plans for the future.”
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