‘QPR need Chair to step up’ after another Willock injury

Former QPR striker Kevin Gallen hopes Ilias Chair can “step up” should Chris Willock’s hamstring injury force him to miss games.

Willock limped off in the 1-0 win over Sheffield United with another hamstring problem but the extent of the injury is not yet clear.

Goalkeeper Seny Dieng also sustained an injury to his thigh during the game.

“We won’t find out until the scans, but I’d be very surprised if Willock plays now in the next three or four weeks, which takes us into that break for the World Cup,” Gallen said on the West London Sport QPR Podcast.

“Will they risk him? Or will they think ‘well, we’ve got an extra month, we’ll bring him back for December’?

“It’s very concerning because he’s been the talisman. Another thing is his goals-to-shots ratio, because I think he only had one shot on goal last night and he scored. Against Millwall I think he had maybe one shot and scored.

“It’s brilliant. My point being, he gets a shot and he’s so accurate. He hit the post against Bristol City which led to a goal.

“It’s a big loss. When he (Willock) was injured last season, Chair sort of fell off. Chair’s obviously having a great season and now this is his time to step up.

“He’s not going to have Willock there and that little partnership on the left-hand side where they play little one-twos and do it well.”

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