Eustace: Chair and Dickie would benefit from staying at QPR

John Eustace believes Ilias Chair and Rob Dickie would benefit from at least another year at QPR.

Both players have impressed this season and Rangers, who sold Ebere Eze to Crystal Palace last year, expect to receive interest from other clubs.

Assistant manager Eustace told Bright Osayi-Samuel he should sign a new deal before the winger eventually left to join Fenerbahce.

And Eustace now has a similar message for Dickie and Chair, who are under contract until 2024 and 2025 respectively.

“They’ve been very good this year, as Brighty was and as Ebere was,” he said.

“But this is an environment where the players can flourish.

“It’s a fantastic learning environment as well. We’ve got some really good coaches here and what we do is geared to develop players and make them better.

“The longer the players are in this environment I can only see them flourishing and getting better. So it’s about picking the time when they need to move.

“Rob Dickie has had a fantastic season but there’s still a lot of improvement to go and for him to stay with us another season or two won’t do him any harm at all.

“The same with Ilias; you can see the progression with Ilias and at least one more season with us will benefit him again.

“It’s a really good place for the younger players to come and work. You can see our players are getting good moves and interest from top clubs because we do things right here.”

Rangers have enjoyed an encouraging campaign and could finish as high as eighth in the Championship.

Their progress suggests they could be promotion contenders next season if key members of the current squad remain at the club.

“We’re getting stronger, we’re getting better, and if we can keep going in the right direction then next season will hopefully be an exciting one,” Eustace said.