Adomah bemused by QPR’s failure to sign him

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Albert Adomah says he still does not understand why QPR failed to pick him up as a youngster.

Adomah, a Rangers fan, scored both Aston Villa’s goals as they came from behind to win 2-1 at Loftus Road on Saturday.

He went under QPR’s radar as a teenager, playing for an amateur side in nearby Chiswick and then non-League Harrow Borough before joining Barnet at the age of 19.

Rangers did express an interest in him while he was at Middlesbrough in January last year, as part of a proposed swap deal involving Matt Phillips, but it came to nothing.

And the 29-year-old is still annoyed that he was not snapped up by the R’s earlier in his career.

“Ask the scouts. I’m a local boy and played on the Astroturf pitch next door,” said Adomah, whose celebrations were muted after his goals on Saturday out of respect for the club he supports.

“I’m a QPR fan. That’s why I didn’t really want to jump for joy when I scored, but I celebrated with our supporters at the end,” he said.

“QPR are a very strong team – obviously I know that because I follow them. So this was a great win.

“The majority of my friends, especially the local ones, support QPR, so I think I’ll get a lot of stick.”