Hall boost for QPR ahead of Birmingham clash

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QPR defender Grant Hall is confident he will complete his comeback from a persistent knee problem.

Speaking to West London Sport, Hall said he was hopeful he will not need an operation.

Hall had not played for eight months before coming on as a substitute against Leeds on Saturday and surgery would have kept him out for the rest of the season.

He played the last quarter of an hour against Leeds and suffered no adverse reaction so is expected to be in the squad for this weekend’s trip to Birmingham

“Hopefully the issue with my knee is sorted,” he said.

“It feels the best it’s felt in months, so I’m hoping that’s it for me now.

“Surgery’s a last resort for me. I tried injections and that didn’t work, I tried rehab in the gym and that didn’t work. I’ve been close to coming back and then broken down.

“But I’ve seen a specialist about eight times and he seems to have fixed the issue, so I’m hoping surgery’s not going to be required now at all.

“I’m in a really good place now and I’m really happy.

“I’m still being careful with it, taking things day by day, but I’ve got to build up match time and get fit again.

“Hopefully I can be involved and do that over the next couple of weeks.”

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