Chair keen to improve in ‘crucial’ season for QPR youngster

QPR’s Ilias Chair is focused on increasing his goal and assist stats this season.

The 22-year-old found the net on just four occasions in the league last season and opened his tally for this campaign in the opening day win over Nottingham Forest.

And he believes it is vital that he proves himself as both a goalscorer and creator over the course of this season.

“I think this season it’s very important that my stats go up, as in goals and assists,” he said.

“That’s my aim. That’s what I strive for and hopefully I can do that.

“I think if I analyse my game from last season I think I should get in the box more. That’s what I’m trying to do more of this season.

“If I keep doing that I will get a couple more easy ones and that will boost my confidence.

“I think this is a very important season for me. This season is crucial for my career.”

Mark Warburton’s side have taken four points from their opening three games and Chair believes the team has what it takes to finish higher than last season.

He added: “We can definitely get a better place in the table than last season.

“I think the team is confident enough that we can get up there but we’ll take it game by game.”