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BAE fitness boost for QPR

Benoit Assou-Ekotto is back at Queens Park Rangers in time for the Championship play-off final.

The on-loan left-back recently returned to parent club Tottenham for treatment on a knee injury which ruled him out of both legs of the semi-final win over Wigan.

But Assou-Ekotto has now resumed training with Rangers ahead of Saturday's Wembley showpiece against Derby.

Niko Kranjcar, who was struggling with a hamstring injury towards the end of the second leg against Wigan, has also taken part in training as has fellow midfielder Alejandro Faurlin.

Argentinian playmaker Faurlin has been sidelined since suffering a cruciate injury in November and is not expected to be involved at Wembley.