QPR boss confirms Osayi-Samuel is set for move

QPR: Bright Osayi-Samuel
QPR manager Mark Warburton confirmed Bright Osayi-Samuel was withdrawn from the squad for the game against Millwall because the winger is close to completing a move.

Belgian outfit Club Brugge have had an offer accepted for Osayi-Samuel, who has a year remaining on his contract and rejected offers of a new deal.

“There’s very strong interest from a Belgian club,” Warburton said.

“Bright was training with us yesterday to start today. But talks are now at an advanced stage and it was a case of acting in everyone’s interests.

“No paperwork has been finalised but talks are certainly at an advanced stage.”

QPR manager Mark Warburton
Warburton’s side won a lively derby at Loftus Road

Rangers played without a recognised striker but coped well without Osayi-Samuel and the injured Jordan Hugill.

They won 4-3 against a Millwall side whose defeat ended their hopes of a play-off place.

Conor Masterson and Todd Kane scored their first QPR goals. Ebere Eze and Ryan Manning also netted.

Warburton said: “I say this full of respect for Millwall, who are a very good team, but we could have scored eight, nine or 10 goals there.

“We’ve missed a couple of great chances, their keeper’s produced a couple of world-class saves and we’ve hit the bar.

“We looked really dangerous going forward. We knew they had to throw bodies forward and we could transition on them really quickly.

“We had to get bodies forward today. You can’t keep it all very nice without hurting them. We hurt them.

“We got in behind them and had bodies in the box. We looked very good for long periods of the game.