Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink insists Queens Park Rangers defender Jack Robinson is part of his future plans

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Jack Robinson is still yet to make his debut for Queens Park Rangers.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has insisted on Queens Park Rangers’ official site that Jack Robinson has a big future at Loftus Road.

Robinson joined QPR from Liverpool back in the summer of 2014, but he is still yet to make his debut for the London club.

The 22-year-old was sent out on loan to Huddersfield Town for the 2014/15 campaign, but while he was on that move he severely damaged his knee.

Robinson has now been out of action for nearly a year, but he is edging closer to a return now.

The former England youth international has been in full QPR training for the past week, and Hasselbaink has seen enough to suggest that he could make an impact in the coming years.

“He has had a very difficult injury – a career threatening one – so it is very normal that he gets little setbacks we just need to now nurture him through and get him strong so that he can play matches,” Hasselbaink said.

“He is someone who is definitely in my plans for the future.”

As Robinson prepares to step up his recovery process, he is set to play for Rangers’ under-21 side against Huddersfield Town next Monday.

And Hasselbaink says that if the youngster came come through that match unscatched, he may be included in the first-team squad over the coming weeks.

“If he does then he can play on Monday for the Under-21s and if he comes through that he will be ready for selection for the next match,” the Dutch manager said.

If Robinson does return to QPR’s team before the end of the season, he will do so at a crucial point, as Hasselbaink’s side look to mount a late push for the play offs.

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