The head coach hinted the £40k-a-week ex Tottenham midfielder had initially refused to be a part of the squad this season, and then relented to feature in the EFL Cup win over Rochdale.
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However, after the player's failed move to Sporting Lisbon in the summer, the pair are stuck with each other - at least until January.
Hasselbaink unfolded to a QPR fans forum how the Brazilian came in from the cold.
“Sandro let us know he preferred he wanted to go,” the head coach explained.
“We had a little problem when he returned from holiday. But since then he has been a magnificent professional. Now he looks very well in training. He’s here and a QPR payer. I owe it to QPR to give him a chance.”
It’s doubtful that will come against Newcastle where Sebastian Polter is suffering from a strained glute picked up in the drab 1-1 draw with Blackburn on Saturday.
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Idrissa Sylla looks set to make his full debut at the front, and Rangers also have Poland international Paweł Wszołek available for the first time after serving a ban picked up when the lefts sided midfielder was at Hellas Verona.