Queens Park Rangers manager Steve McClaren has restated that defender Grant Hall won’t be rushed back at any stage as he continues his quest for fitness following his long-term injury.
The 26-year-old underwent surgery earlier in the year having been sidelined for most of 2017/18 and he has now got back on the pitch for us in the clash against Bristol Rovers in the EFL Cup at the end of August. He started the game for McClaren and got 65 odd minutes under his belt as he continues his comeback and McClaren told the West London Sport that he was delighted to see him get an hour in his tank at senior level and although he would be working hard over the September break in play for internationals, as would everyone, fans shouldn’t expect to see much of Hall quickly as we are going to take our time with him.
“The main thing is that he came through 60 minutes and is OK. He carries on the rehab and it’s going to be quite a while. The international break is going to be huge for all of us in terms of him and of us (coaching staff) working with the team.”
Plenty of work to be done and although it’s not ideal having Tomer Hemed away on international duty we have at least given ourselves something to work with now given recent results and performances, so the break may have been well timed from our point of view – what matters now is how we kick on.