Warburton suggests QPR will look to add pace this summer

QPR manager Mark Warburton
Mark Warburton has indicated that adding pace to the QPR side will be a priority this summer.

The departure of Bright Osayi-Samuel has coincided with a dramatic improvement in results, with Ilias Chair and more recently Chris Willock catching the eye.

The loan signings of Charlie Austin and Stefan Johansen have also made a huge difference.

But Warburton still believes the pace Osayi-Samuel offered will need to be replaced.

The Rangers manager said: “Bright brought us that attribute of pace, which is so vital to many teams. We’ll probably have to look at it in the summer.”

Nevertheless, Warburton is delighted with the impact Willock has been having.

The former Arsenal youngster has taken time to find consistency since being brought back to London after a spell at Benfica.

But he has been excellent of late and was the architect of Chair’s first-half winner against Wycombe on Tuesday.

Willock superbly evaded two challenges on the right and then shot past keeper David Stockdale at the near post for Chair to add the finishing touch from virtually on the goal-line.

Warburton said: “Chris is a very talented player. He just needs – and he won’t mind me saying this – to have that mindset of how you can impact games rather than be on the periphery.

“When he does that and gets in the game he’s a very, very talented ball player. Physically he’s quick and powerful as well.

“I think there’s a lot more to come from Chris and I was delighted with his contribution. It was also the first time that he’s played 80-plus minutes for a long time.”