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Forgotten QPR forward Jay Emmanuel-Thomas netted twice for Hoops in their first pre-season run-out at Aldershot for a 3-2 win - and reminded his boss there are three pukka forwards at his disposal along with Conor Washington and Seb Polter.

It’s been a bitty two seasons for the man signed on a free from Bristol City on a free in 2015 - but remember his cracking match winner against Bolton, above?

The man who started his career at Arsenal has made a mere 13 appearances in hoops, and was loaned to doomed MK Dons in February and added just five more to a career tally 122 for eight clubs.

Goals from youngster Olamide Shodipo and Emmanuel-Thomas brace were enough.

But the evening was soured by a serious injury to Aldershot’s Ben Harrison after a collision with Nedum Onuoha.

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"It was a good work-out for us, but sad to see what happened to Ben," Hasselbaink told www.qpr.co.uk

"It was unfortunate. Nedum is not a dirty player. It was a 50/50 challenge and more awkward than malicious."

"It was useful for the players to get that time out there and get familiar with it again," he said.

It was definitely a game of two halves when JFH changed the entire starting XI at half time.

First-half QPR team (4-4-1-1): Ingram; Perch, Hall, Hamalainen, Robinson; Gladwin, Henry, Comley, Shodipo; Emmanuel-Thomas; Grego-Cox.

Second-half team (4-2-3-1): Lumley; Onuoha, Furlong, Caulker, Kpekewa; Kakay, Doughty; Prohouly, Chery; El Khayati; Polter.

Keeper Alex Smithies was a notable absentee suffering from a little ‘niggle’, according to the gaffer but will travel to Holland for a second leg of pre-season on Sunday.

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