Warburton hails young QPR striker Kelman

Mark Warburton believes the signing of Charlie Kelman will prove to be a “great bit of business” by QPR.

The 19-year-old striker has impressed Rangers boss Warburton since being signed from Southend in October.

And Kelman caught the eye during a lively cameo after being brought on as a substitute against Bristol City for his debut.

Warburton said: “It’s a great bit of business by the club. Credit to the recruitment team in spotting that and getting that deal done.

“I’m delighted with that business. A lot of credit should go to the recruitment team for that.

“He’s a goalscorer. I’ve been really impressed by Charlie in terms of his approach, his ability – he’s got an eye for goal in training and has been very impressive.

“There’s lots of development still to come, but I’ve got to say I’m very impressed.”

Kelman was sent on during Rangers’ 2-1 defeat against the Robins.

He threaded a great ball through to Bright Osayi-Samuel, who missed a chance to equalise by firing wide of the near post.

“We put him on to try and get that equaliser and you saw the ball he put through to Bright,” Warburton said.

“He’s a young player with a really bright future and I hope very much he continues in the same vein and the QPR supporters see him in the months ahead and how good he can be.”