Fleming in the running for QPR role

Former Republic of Ireland defender Curtis Fleming could be set to join Ian Holloway’s backroom staff at QPR.

West London Sport report that Fleming, 48, is in the frame for a job at Loftus Road, with manager Holloway keen to bring in another first-team coach in addition to Marc Bircham.

Fleming is currently assistant boss at Hartlepool United and has had similar roles at Bolton and Crystal Palace.

Born in Manchester but raised in Dublin, he made 266 appearances during 10 years at Middlesbrough and also had spells at Palace and Birmingham City during a playing career which started at Irish side St Patrick’s.

Fleming has also had coaching jobs at Middlesbrough, Livingston and Derry City since retiring from playing.

Meanwhile, QPR are hoping that Sebastian Polter will be available to start tonight’s game against Derby County at Loftus Road,

The German striker picked up a thigh injury in training and was only fit enough to be a substitute for Saturday’s defeat at Rotherham, where he came on as a second-half substitute,

Polter will be assessed ahead of the match against the Rams and is expected to be named in Holloway’s starting XI.

James Perch is back in the Rangers squad after serving a one-match ban.

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