QPR will be without Steven Caulker for at least the next six weeks as he has been placed on a programme to solve his ongoing hip complaint and Ian Holloway wishes he was available.

The Feltham born defender has not been seen in the Rangers side since the 2-0 defeat to boyhood club Brentford with a hip injury.

And Rangers have become frustrated with the progress and changed the specialist he is with in order to try and solve the issue once and for all.

Holloway said: “We've sent him to a different specialist. The last one wanted to cut him open and release a tendon in his hip.

“He couldn't find what it was so the last resort was that We took him away from him and put him to someone else and they've got a six week plan.

“I've never seen anyone look so down. Boy, I could do with him now.”

Boss man: Ian Holloway against Ipswich Town

Caulker once had the world at his feet after marking his England debut but, since then, anything that can go wrong has gone wrong for the QPR defender.

Holloway added: “It's not going to if you can't get fit and you've been injured. Some people can be unlucky and some people can't fulfil their potential.

“Everything is going wrong for him. We've got to support him and I'm sure we can help his career as he's a fantastic footballer.

“He's scored two from corners. One of them against Villa and we might have won 1-0. That's where we are.

I can't do anything more. Steven can't do anything more. It's very frustrating. If I've got to wait six weeks I might have to bring someone in as we're down to the bare bones.”

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