Queens Park Rangers suffer major injury blow ahead of Derby County clash

The two teams meet at Pride Park Stadium on Easter Monday

Queens Park Rangers have been dealt a major injury blow ahead of their trip to face Derby County.

The Rams take on the Hoops at Pride Park Stadium on Easter Monday and go into the fixture on the back of a 2-2 draw with Birmingham City.

Rangers suffered a 2-1 defeat to Blackburn Rovers at Loftus Road on Good Friday and caretaker boss, former Derbymidfielder John Eustace, fears Jordan Cousins could face a long spell out with a serious knee injury after he was carried off during the game.

Cousins was in obvious distress as he left the pitch early in the second half after he fell awkwardly, following an accidental collision with team-mate Bright Osayi-Samuel near the halfway line.

The injury will be assessed over the next 24 hours by the Rs but the initial signs are not good.

Cousins has been a key figure for the Hoops this season, with the midfielder making 33 appearances and scoring one goal in all competitions.

Queens Park Rangers’ Jordan Cousins during the Sky Bet Championship match at Loftus Road(Image: John Walton/PA Wire)

Eustace is currently in charge of QPR after former Rams boss Steve McClarenwas sacked earlier this month.

The 39-year-old says there is no news on the full extent of Cousins’ injury, but acknowledges that the signs aren’t good.

“There’s no news at the moment but it certainly looks a bad one,” said Eustace. “We’ll have to wait and see on that.”

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