Magilton monitoring Connolly

R's boss to keep a close eye on ill defender

Magilton: Monitoring Connolly

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QPR boss Jim Magilton is refusing to panic despite the prospect of being without defender Matthew Connolly for some time.

The one-time Arsenal defender has missed The R's last five games with a virus and there is little prospect of a swift return.

Although Connolly's illness remains a mystery Magilton has confirmed the club are staying on top of his situation.

"We're monitoring the situation closely," confirmed the former Ipswich Town tactician.

Meanwhile, winger Hogan Ephraim has undergone a minor keyhole operation on his ankle and will be out for around six weeks.