QPR match-winner Willock ‘has the lot’ – Warburton

Mark Warburton insisted Chris Willock can develop into a top-level player after he scored the winner in QPR’s dramatic victory at Middlesbrough.

Rangers won 3-2 at the Riverside Stadium despite playing most of the second half with 10 men after Moses Odubajo was sent off.

Willock set up a goal for Lyndon Dykes and later found the net himself to clinch three points for the visitors.

“He can take care of the ball in a manner that befits the highest level,” said Rangers boss Warburton.

“He poses a real threat, is quick with the ball running off of both feet and is just a very talented player.

“He’s come through the Arsenal academy with his brother so he’s had a good academy education.

“He’s got everything – everything in his locker.”

Warburton’s side have made an encouraging start to the season

Willock, 23, was highly regarded at Arsenal but has taken some time to blossom.

He gained momentum last season following his move to west London from Benfica and has impressed so far this term.

And Warburton believes Willock’s younger brother Joe making headlines and recently completing a big-money move to Newcastle might further motivate the Rangers star to fulfil his potential.

Warburton explained: “Sometimes you need a catalyst. His brother moving to Newcastle might be the catalyst to say ‘I can do the same (be a Premier League player)’.

“He’s got that ability and sometimes you just need to recognise it and see what an opportunity you have.

“Football careers are short, you have to maximise what you have and there’s no doubt he has a lot.”