In-form Ngbakoto showing his ‘true colours’ – Onuoha

QPR captain Nedum Onuoha believes Yeni Ngbakoto is now showing his “true colours” after a slow start to his Loftus Road career.

Ngbakoto, who was signed from Metz last summer, has featured in each of Rangers’ last eight games and netted a penalty, as well as setting up goals for Massimo Luongo and Onuoha, in Saturday’s 5-1 thumping of Rotherham.

Onuoha told West London Sport: “Yeni’s a really good player and has been the whole season, it’s just that now he’s getting a run of games and he knows exactly what his role is.

“When you have that sort of ability and you know what’s being asked, your true colours can really come out. Some people can come to a club and do well straightaway – some of that’s just off the cuff and general brilliance.

“It’s probably the same for everybody who comes in and you learn how they play. I’m still learning how Yeni plays and he’s still learning how I play, but as every day passes on the training field, you become more accustomed to it and you know what everyone’s strengths and weaknesses are.

“I’d expect plenty more to come from Yeni. I think he’s an exciting player and the club will really appreciate him for many years to come.

Despite their biggest victory of the season, which also featured goals from Matt Smith and Luke Freeman, QPR remained 15th in the table.

However, their recent run of form – five wins from seven games – means they will be eyeing the top half of the division when they return to action after the international break.

Onuoha added: “While you’re doing well, you look up instead of looking down.

“We haven’t climbed the table as high as we’d have liked to but we’ve accrued a lot of points over the last few games and that’s massive.

“The ability to churn out results back to back and going on those bigger runs – those are the things that really define you in this division over the course of the season.

“We’re going to have a bit of a rest, then work hard and push on for the rest of the season. We just want to keep competing and winning games.”