Date:Wednesday September 28 2011
Just days after being given the all-clear by his Specialist to resume full training with the First Team Squad, Jamie Mackie has featured for QPR in a Reserve game.
QPR played Brighton at Harlington this afternoon, running out 5-3 winners. But the highlight was the return to action of striker Jamie Mackie after 9 months out following his leg-break back in January (in the FA Cup 3rd round defeat away to Blackburn).
Mackie came on for the final 20 minutes and Warnock said, of this delightful surprise (even to Mackie himself!): 'I didn't want anyone knowing that he was going to play in the match today.'
'I decided yesterday that he would be involved, and told Nigel Cox (QPR's head Physio) that I wanted him to have 20 minutes.
'I knew it would give him a big lift mentally to feature, but I didn't tell Jamie until after today's training session. He didn't need asking twice!'
Mackie returned to full training last Friday, joining the First Team squad on both Friday and Saturday, and has worked hard to keep his fitness levels up during his enforced and elongated absence.
Warnock commented on Mackie's work ethic these past months: 'I have never seen anyone work as hard as him to get fit. He can't wait to be involved with the First Team again, so let's hope everything carries on the way it's going for him at the moment.
'He will continue to train with us now, and hopefully get 90 minutes for the Reserves next week, and then we'll look to get him involved.'
During the last 9 months, Mackie has travelled to away games with the First Team squad as well as attending all home matches - often sitting near me in the Directors' Box - where he could be seen smiling and chatting and waving to fans who wanted to show their appreciation (me included!)
What great news that Mackie's road to recovery looks to be nearly complete - we need a 'fox in the box', I'm sure we'll all agree - and maybe he is right under our very noses!
Welcome back, Jamie and from all of us at VitalQPR, we can't wait to see you playing for us once more and (hopefully!)knocking in all those goals we need you to knock in!
We want to know YOUR thoughts!
To have your say you can comment in the space provided below, or chat about it on the forum.
Date:Wednesday September 28 2011
The Supporters Summit - QPR (Friday July 3 2015)
QPR 'Reject £12m Bid' (Friday July 3 2015)
Defender Pens New Deal (Friday July 3 2015)
Ehmer Joins Gills (Thursday July 2 2015)
QPR Net German Forward (Thursday July 2 2015)
What Cars Do The Premiership Captains' Drive? (Thursday July 2 2015)
Harriman Signs New Deal (Wednesday July 1 2015)
Faurlin Pens New Deal (Tuesday June 23 2015)
QPR Kick Off At Charlton (Wednesday June 17 2015)
Ramsey: Mackie 'Just What We're Looking For' (Tuesday June 16 2015)
|6.||The Uncredibale Hulk||1|
|18. MK Dons||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|23. Sheff Wed||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|RUFC - Tom Here To Play And Learn
» Rotherham : 03/07/2015 22:23:00
|MK Dons Linked With Radoslaw Majewski
» MK Dons : 03/07/2015 20:06:01
|RUFC - Millers Make Another Signing
» Rotherham : 03/07/2015 19:44:01
|LUFC Leeds could face another transfer embargo
» Leeds Utd : 03/07/2015 19:00:00
|RUFC - Collins 'It's Tough In The Championship'
» Rotherham : 03/07/2015 18:40:01