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SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Dunne set for QPR return
Dunne set for QPR return

Richard Dunne has declared himself fit to return to Premier League action for Queens Park Rangers, as he looks to contribute to their battle to beat the drop.

The 35-year-old Dubliner has suffered an injury-hit season as he attempted to make his return to the English top flight, but he is ready to return after overcoming a knee problem.

“It is always nice after an injury to just get back playing,” Dunne told www.qpr.co.uk
“It has been eight weeks since the injury so it was good to get back and hopefully I will be involved with the first team soon. 
 
“The knee was fine. I had to come off with blisters at the end as the pitch was so hard and it was so hot. That was the only reason I didn’t finish the match, the knee felt fine.
 
“Typically I choose the hottest day of the year so far to come back. It is usually the end of the season you get this weather but at least it is good for the fitness and I’ve got a bit of early practice in.”
 
Dunne was initially told that his season was over, but he could now be on the bench for QPR's game against Chelsea on Sunday.
 
“They told me I’d be out for 12-14 weeks,” he added. “I didn’t need certain injections that I was suppose to need which knocked a bit of time off. 
 
“The rehab has gone really well and the physios have been great with me. It has been hard but to be able to play towards the end of the season makes it all worthwhile.”