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.
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.”