Helguson closing on return

Hughes confirms QPR striker making progress in fitness fight

Heidar Helguson: QPR striker is working his way back to full fitness

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Queens Park Rangers boss Mark Hughes has confirmed that Heidar Helguson is closing on a return to fitness.

The 34-year-old has been in fine form form for Rangers this season with nine goals from 18 games.

The Icelander has not played for over a month due to a groin injury, but he is now stepping up his fitness bid.

"He's progressing and has upped his training," said Hughes.

"He went to see a specialist this week and has been given the green light to step it up, but he's still a number of weeks away yet."

Fellow striker DJ Campbell is also closing on a return to action following a hamstring problem.