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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Cole's Operation...Mahon's Recovery...Cochrane's New Club

QPR's reserve goalie, Jake Cole is recovering from an operation...Mahon is recovering from injury...and ex-QPR Justin Cochrane signs for Millwall.

Yahoo SPorts - Rs keeper faces spell on sidelines
QPR reserve goalkeeper Jake Cole faces a spell on the sidelines after undergoing a minor operation on his elbow.The 22-year-old was forced to turn to surgery to cure a niggling problem, but the Loftus Road medical team expect him to be back in action in a couple of weeks.
"Jake had keyhole surgery to remove some floating bone in his elbow - it was just a general tidy-up," said Rangers physio Paul Hunter. "He's already making good progress though, and should be back in contention soon." Yahoo Sports

R's Head Physio Paul Hunter expects Gavin Mahon to return to peak fitness in the coming days, following the midfielder's recent medial injury.
The former Watford man, who was sidelined for three weeks following his goal-scoring exploits against Burnley in mid-February, has featured from the bench against Sheffield Wednesday and Scunthorpe United in the past fortnight and is again expected to be in the R's squad for the trip to Molineux this weekend.
"We've been building him back up in the last few weeks," Hunter told www.qpr.co.uk.
"He's managed to get some game time from the bench in the last few fixtures and he's nearing full fitness now.
"We'll continue to monitor his medial injury, but we're quite happy with the progress he is making."
Elsewhere, Dexter Blackstock is again likely to feature against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday following the birth of his first child, but Jake Cole is definitely out.
The up-and-coming goalkeeper has undergone a minor elbow operation and is likely to be sidelined for the next couple of weeks.
Hunter explained: "Jake had keyhole surgery last week to remove some floating bodies in his elbow - it was just a general tidy up really.
"He's already making really good progress though and should be back in contention soon." QPR

Justin Cochrane Leaves Yeovil and Joins Millwall

Millwall - Double signing
Lions manager Kenny Jackett has this afternoon completed the double signing of midfielders Justin Cochrane and Jem Karacan.
Cochrane, who started his career at QPR and has had stints at Crewe, Gillingham, Rotherham and most recently Yeovil Town, has signed a short-term contract, whilst Jem is on a month's emergency loan from Reading.
And as both players explained, they already have a special link Justin Cochranewith The Lions for very different reasons.
"Kenny Jackett was assistant manager when I was a young player at QPR," said Justin, 26, who played at The Den earlier this season for Yeovil.
"Kenny knows me well and asked me along for a trial a few days ago. I scored for the reserves at Watford last week and am delighted to be here. I am determined to earn a spot in the squad and hopefully the first team."
Catford-born Jem added: "I got a phone call yesterday asking if I wanted to come here on loan and jumped at the chance.
My uncle and cousin along with a few mates are season ticket holders and massive Millwall fans, so they are all delighted.
Like Justin, I am really looking forward to being here at The Den and playing in front of the fans."
Both Justin and Jem feel that they have settled in to their new environment already.
"I know Bas Savage, Lenny Pidgeley and played in the same team at Gillingham as Neil Harris when I was on loan there. I also know Rhys Evans and Marcus Bignot from QPR," said Justin.
Jem added: "I know Lewis Grabban already and trained with the lads for the first time this morning. They are a really good bunch. Now I just want to get playing."
Both Justin and Jem will be in Millwall's squad for Saturday's match at Oldham Athletic. Millwall

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