According to West London Sport, QPR are optimistic that midfielder Geoff Cameron will be available for this week’s visit by Brentford.
The American midfielder, on loan from Stoke, was absent from The Rs’ loss to Blackburn at the weekend with a hamstring injury; a loss that arrested a five-match unbeaten streak.
Steve McClaren’s men certainly appeared to miss the 33-year-old’s controlling influence in the heart of the field. The team perhaps lacked the fluency from defence to attack which Cameron provides, as many of the club’s attackers had an unusually quiet or ineffective day.
However, this is not to say that Josh Scowen did not fill in for The Hoops admirably against Rovers. The 25-year-old had a superb game, supporting his defenders expertly, despite giving away the deciding penalty. He has made a legitimate claim to start again at the weekend, and McClaren will love this selection dilemma that he faces. However, there is absolutely no replacing the American in the midfield, who has proven time and time again to be not only one of the star players within the QPR squad, but the entire Championship.
It is no coincidence at all that QPR suffered their first loss in a while whilst Cameron (valued at £2.25m on Transfermarkt.co.uk) was in absentia. The club said that the midfielder was close to a return for last Saturday’s fixture, but was not risked. Now they have perceptible evidence of how the team performs without him, and will surely try and rush him back as soon as possible.