Luke Amos did not enjoy the best return to action when his QPR side fell to a 1-0 defeat at home to Barnsley in their first Championship game following the coronavirus pandemic.

QPR, who are in the hunt for a playoff spot, went into the game as favourites to Barnsley, who currently find themselves in the relegation zone.

However, Mark Warburton’s side struggled to impose themselves on the game and looked extremely rusty with Elliot Simoes’ seventh-minute strike proving to be the difference between the sides.

Amos started the game but was withdrawn at half-time with QPR manager Mark Warburton insisted after the game that the Spurs loanee was replaced by winger Olamide Shodipo at half-time as he felt the side needed more pace in attack.

“We wanted to get more pace up top,” manager Warburton told West London Sport.

“Mide has trained very well and we wanted that pace.

“It was purely tactical, with Dom sitting in there with Ebere and Ilias behind Jordan.

“I think you saw we moved the ball quicker in the second half and we looked much better.”

However, the change did not make much of a difference as the home side continued to struggle to fashion opportunities in the second half.

Fellow Spurs loanee, Jack Clarke was an unused substitute in the game with Warburton making only three changes despite being allowed five.

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Amos has had quite a mixed season and struggled with consistency. He still has not got back to the level he was at before he suffered that nasty injury last season.

However, I am much more worried about Clarke, who seems incapable of getting game time in the Championship. Let’s hope he gets a few games under his belt at Loftus Road before returning to Spurs.

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