QPR goalkeeper Matt Ingram has returned to Harlington for treatment on a damaged shoulder.

The stopper, who is enjoying a loan spell with League One side Northampton Town, has been out of action since November 25th after receiving the knock in a 0-0 draw with Bury.

Cobblers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says that while the injury isn't a long-term one, the weekend's clash with Blackburn may come too soon for the former-Wycombe Wanderers man.

Matt Ingram

Hasselbaink explained: “Matt has gone back to QPR, and he is being assessed there.

“He has some kind of problem with the muscles in his shoulder, and it’s not bad.

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“We don’t know if he will make it on Saturday, that will be touch and go, as he needs to put a little more strength in his shoulder.

“He took a big whack on it, and he is a strong boy so it must have been a big whack, but he should be back soon, if it is not against Blackburn, then it will be against Doncaster (on Boxing Day).”