Two former Rangers players, Lee Wallace and Liam Kelly, signed for QPR back in June [BBC Sport].

At the time it looked a great opportunity for both players.

For former skipper Wallace, it was a chance to reignite his career after two seasons out in the cold at Ibrox. For promising goalkeeper Kelly, it was a chance to test himself at a high level, following a breakout 2018/19 with Livingston in the Scottish Premiership.

However, up until recently, it wasn’t going to plan.

A reoccurrence of a hip injury had prevented Wallace from even being part of a matchday squad never mind make his debut, while Kelly, behind Joe Lumley in the pecking order, had been restricted to League Cup appearances.

Kelly was a penalty shootout hero against QPR in the first round. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Things look to be on the up for both players now, though.

Wallace appears to have finally put his injury problem to bed and has been included on the bench by Mark Warburton for the last two fixtures.

The first of those was in a 2-0 home defeat to West Brom on Saturday and the second came in a similarly disappointing 3-0 defeat at Cardiff City on Wednesday night. Wallace wasn’t given a run-out in either game, but it looks as though a debut is imminent.

Wallace’s last 90 minutes came against Dundee in September 2017. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty)

As for Kelly, he was handed his league debut in the Cardiff City defeat, with Lumley left on the bench.

It’s unclear if Kelly is now set to get a run in the side, or if this was merely a case of midweek rotation.

The 23-year-old will be disappointed to have shipped three goals in his first league appearance, but hopefully, he’ll retain his place when Blackburn travel to Loftus Road this weekend.

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