Warburton still hoping Osayi-Samuel will sign QPR deal

Mark Warburton has told QPR’s website he remains hopeful Bright Osayi-Samuel will sign a new deal.

The winger, whose current contract expires next summer, appeared to be on course to re-sign following months of negotiations.

However, he stalled over the deal and was left out of the squad for Tuesday’s defeat at Barnsley.

“The contractual talks have been ongoing for a while now,” said Rangers manager Warburton.

“He’s a great lad, But his head has got to be in the right place for a game of football.

“I just felt tonight wasn’t right for him and for the team as well.

“It does him good to think about things. I just want Brighty to have a clear head and make the right decision.”

Ryan Manning recently left QPR, having also been omitted after rejecting offers of a new contract.

Asked if there was still hope that things would turn out differently with Osayi-Samuel, Warburton said: “As far as I’m aware, absolutely, there’s hope with Brighty.

“He’s in a very good place at the club, he’s developing at the club and I hope very much he can see that’s the case.”