Ben Gladwin has ended his loan at Bristol City and has returned to QPR after suffering a knee injury.

The midfielder moved on loan to the Robins in January as he never was able to break into the QPR first team on a regular basis.

Gladwin had already suffered a knee injury while on loan with Bristol City last month and had returned to Loftus Road to get an injection. He was passed fit after this but the same injury has now flared and that appears to have ended his time at Ashton Gate.

Officially, the loan move hasn’t been terminated as the clause in the deal allowing for it to happen. However this knee injury looks serious enough to keep Gladwin out for the rest of the season and while he is technically still a Bristol City player, he probably won’t be putting the jersey on again.

Following Gladwin’s return to QPR, Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson told the club website: “Even though the deal for Ben cannot be undone, his going back might mean we now look to recruit in a certain area,”

“He has gone back to QPR to be assessed and he will potentially need an operation. He felt something in his knee again and that’s when he took the decision to send him back.”