QPR defender Grant Hall admitted his time on the sidelines has been frustrating, but is hopeful of returning to first-team action soon.

The 25-year-old centre-back damaged his knee during pre-season and is yet to feature for Rangers this season.

He completed 45 minutes in the Under-23s win over Coventry City on Monday and is eager to make up for lost time.

But Hall is remaining realistic, and does not want to rush back into the fold while he is still building up match fitness.

“It’s been a frustrating time for me,” he said. “It’s been nearly three months now since I’ve been out so it was great to get minutes in the locker against Coventry.

“I’ve been close a few times and that is why it has been so frustrating. I’ve got to that final hurdle and I’ve gone back out on the pitch and it has reacted.

“I went down the route of having three injections to clear out the problem in my knee and it seems to have worked. Touch wood it has done the trick now.

“I don't need any more injections and I’ve completed all my rehab work and had no reaction. I feel really good.”