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CARLOS PREVIEWS QPR

22 November 2021

Town’s Head Coach looks ahead to Wednesday's game against Queens Park Rangers

- Carlos Corberán previews Queens Park Rangers
- Head Coach provides squad update
- Watch Carlos’ full press conference below on HTTV

Speaking to the press before Town’s trip to Queens Park Rangers in the Sky Bet Championship on Wednesday night, Head Coach Carlos Corberán shared his happiness after beating West Brom on Saturday whilst providing an update on his squad with another tough game coming up this week.

Asked to provide an injury update ahead of the 7.45pm kick-off at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Wednesday 24 November, the Head Coach gave insight in to the fitness of Jonathan Hogg, Tom Lees and Duane Holmes.

"Hoggy is not going to be available for the next 6-8 weeks.

"Lees didn't feel well the day before the game, that's why he wasn't involved, it wasn't any injury.

"Holmes, we'll see. Today he did some work on the pitch, he will do some more tomorrow and we'll evaluate him across the week.”

Reflecting on the victory against West Bromwich Albion last time out and the way the Town midfield played especially, Carlos was keen to reflect on how happy he way with the performances of Academy graduates Lewis O’Brien and Scott High.

"I think we were better pressing against West Brom in the midfield. For me, Scott High and Lewis O'Brien pressed really well, and put their midfield under pressure.

"I think the last two games that Scott High has played has been of a much higher level.

"After the Luton game, there was some time where he didn't play, and that affected his performance against Peterborough, for example.

"I have spoken so much about Lewis. O'Brien offers many, many positive things."

Also asked about Jon Russell – who made his senior debut for the Club – and Naby Sarr who stepped in for Tom Lees, the Head Coach reflected positively on both.

"As soon as we don't have Hoggy or Vallejo, we have to decide which Academy player is close to helping us, so Jon Russell starts to get involved.

"When you are watching a B Team player who offers something that is different to the First Team, that's a positive."

"I was very pleased with the performance of Naby Sarr. He faced the challenge of playing without having played many minutes before that very well".

For more, you can watch the full press conference below on HTTV.


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