Nigerian defender Leon Balogun has made his return from a long run harm. Balogun was given 45 minutes of motion as Queens Park Rangers B defeated Birmingham Metropolis 2-0 in a Skilled Improvement League fixture on Monday March 27.
QPR head coach Gareth Ainsworth despatched the central defender to the B workforce to enhance his match health with a view to a doable return to the primary workforce after the present worldwide break.
Balogun returns after near 4 months on the therapy desk with a calf harm. His final recreation was towards Huddersfield on November 8, 2022.
QPR boss Gareth Ainsworth was in attendance on the the Powerday Stadium [London] for the sport and had first hand info on Balogun and two different first workforce gamers Chris Willock and Ethan Laird, who had been additionally marking their coming back from harm.
Ivo Rossi was despatched on at halftime for Nigeria`s Leon Balogun. Queens Park Rangers gained 2-0 vs Birmingham Metropolis courtesy of objectives from Hamzad Kargbo and Elijah Dixon-Bonner.
Along with his return, QPR supervisor Ainsworth could have an skilled guard to shore up a struggling defence and assist the Hoops arrest the slide down the log.
Earlier than his harm, the Tremendous Eagle had 12 QPR appearances to his title, scoring one purpose. The harm has saved him out of not less than 19-games for his membership plus two worldwide home windows for Nigeria.
Similar day Balogun made his return from harm, his nationwide teammates had been battling Guinea-Bissau in a 2023 AFCON qualification conflict on the Estadio 24 de September. The Tremendous Eagles limped to a 0-1 win over the Group A Wild Canines.
Queens Park Rangers are at present positioned nineteenth on the log and can face Wigan Athletic within the English Championship this weekend.
Supervisor Ainsworth will decide whether or not to call the previous Glasgow Rangers man in his rooster on 1st April or wait until the sport vs Preston on April 7, handy Balogun his first workforce comeback.