Shittu blow for Rangers
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Nigerian international stopper picked up the injury during Saturday's match at Bournemouth and scans have now confirmed that he has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.
Shittu will now require an operation and is scheduled to be out for nine months due to the rehabilitation process he will have to go through.
The former Charlton man is an influential figure at the heart of Ian Holloway's defence and his absence will be a major blow to the club's promotion hopes.
Meanwhile, the club have taken on five trialists in the search for new recruits to boost their promotion chances.
Reserve team boss Tim Breacker has five trialists to look at as they play in his second string Rangers side.
One man who will be hoping to make an impact is former Rangers man Matthew Brazier, who is looking for a new club after leaving Leyton Orient.
"Matt knows Ollie from their days here together and is on the lookout for another club," Breacker told the club website.
"He asked Ollie if he can train with us and we'll have a look at him.
"We're short of left-sided defenders and it may be the case that we can help him and he can help us."
Loftus Road boss Ian Holloway has guided his side to second place in the league but knows that he must still strengthen his squad if they are to make Division One.