Faurlin delighted by early return to QPR action

The Argentine midfielder expresses his happiness after finally making his comeback following seven months on the sidelines with an anterior cruciate ligament injury
QPR midfielder Alejandro Faurlin has expressed his delight at completing a speedy return from serious injury in recent weeks.

The Argentine had been sidelined for seven months after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury but made his return in the Rs' 3-0 League Cup win over Walsall.

The 26-year-old was then handed a surprise starting berth against champions Manchester City just four days later as the west London side fell to a 3-1 defeat.
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"I didn't expect to be back so soon," he told the club's official website. "My target was to come back after the international break but football is like this.

"I am not quite there yet but I have to take the positives from all this. I am very happy to come through two games in one week after seven months out.

"I feel I am 70 per cent fit at the moment. I just need to get that sharpness back and this will come by playing games."

QPR endured a torrid start to their 2012-13 Premier League campaign, suffering a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Michael Laudrup's Swansea City side on the opening day.

However, they recovered to post a 1-1 draw with Norwich City before being narrowly edged out by the champions following Bobby Zamora's equaliser.

Mark Hughes's men welcome early pace-setters Chelsea to Loftus Road after the international break before making the short journey across London to face Tottenham.