Fletcher a doubt for QPR clash

The club’s joint-record signing, who joined for £6.5million

from Burnley last summer, suffered the injury in the 2-0 home

defeat to Tottenham and is facing a race against time to be fit to

face Neil Warnock’s top-flight newcomers. McCarthy told the club

website: “Fletcher has hurt his groin and is a doubt for Saturday.

“It looked really bad on Sunday but it had settled down yesterday.

We are hopeful, that’s how I would rate him.” McCarthy also

revealed that Stephen Hunt and Kevin Foley will not train until

later in the week, although he expects them to be okay for

Saturday. “Kevin Foley has an ankle problem and he won’t train

until Thursday – he’s had to have an injection in his ankle.

“Stephen Hunt has had to have one as well and he won’t train until

Thursday.”