Nedum Onuoha set to return for QPR against Leeds

Ian Holloway,  Manager of Queens Park Rangers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Brentford at Loftus Road on November 27, 2017 in London, England.

The QPR defender has been out since September with a hamstring problem.

Alex Revell of Northampton Town contests the ball with Nedum Onuoha of Queens Park Rangers during the Carabao Cup first round match between Queens Park Rangers and Northampton Town at...

Queens Park Rangers are likely to receive a major boost when they host Leeds United on Saturday, with defender Nedum Onuoha ready to return from injury.

Onuoha has been sidelined since September with a hamstring problem that he suffered during the draw with Millwall but he is now in contention to feature against Leeds, as reported by Get West London.

Nedum Onuoha of QPR and Solly March of Brighton and Hove Albion in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Brighton & Hove Albion at Loftus Road on...

The experienced defender is usually deployed as a centre-back but is also capable of operating at right-back if required and his return will represent a major boost for QPR, whose defensive options have been depleted in recent weeks due to a host of injuries.

Onuoha, QPR's captain, also possesses valuable leadership qualities and is exactly the type of figure that his side require at present.

Nedum Onuoha of Queens Park Rangers takes on Ryan Woods of Brentford during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Brentford at Loftus Road on October 28, 2016 in...

QPR are in woeful form at present having lost four of their last five Championship fixtures and are in desperate need of points as they prepare to face a Leeds side that are determined to secure a place in the play-offs.

Holloway will hope that QPR's improving injury situation will lead to his side becoming more resilient at the back - they have conceded 29 goals in the Championship so far this season.

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