Paul Smyth could be in line for a QPR return as they prepare to welcome Barnsley to Loftus Road on Saturday.

The former Linfield forward hasn't featured for the Hoops since the FA Cup to defeat against MK Dons at the start of January, after suffering with a thigh injury.

However according to Head Physio Matt May, the youngster is expecting to return to training in time to face the Tykes.

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Speaking to the club website, he said: "Paul had a minor right quad strain in training. He has been stepping up his functional rehab, and is looking to be back in training by the end of this week."

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