Bright Osayi-Samuel has outlined his aim to keep ‘impressing Steve McClaren and help Queens Park Rangers’ as he looks to maintain a starter’s shirt this season.
On Tuesda, the former Blackpool winger delivered a match-winning performance against Bristol Rovers to guide QPR to the third round of the League Cup.
Osayi-Samuel opened the scoring for Rangers in the fourth minute of the game and strikes from Pawel Wszolek and Matt Smith rounded up the victory, despite a late effort from the visitors.
“Everyone who got picked was looking to win the game and impress the gaffer, that was our job out there,” Osayi-Samuel told club website.
“The early goal helped settle the nerves and to get the second soon after that gives you that momentum for the game. From then on, we did our thing and got the win.
“We needed to put in the hard work, make sure we matched their effort and then our talent would shine through. I thought we did that.
“We made sure we weren’t complacent. That’s something we were all aware of because we wanted to get in the next round – and now we’re all looking forward to it.”
Coach McClaren labelled the 20-year-old the ‘star of the show’ against Bristol, and he is thrilled with his performance and first goal.
“I was happy with my own performance but I wasn’t as clinical as I could have been but my first goal of the season felt good.”
Osayi-Samuel hopes to continue his impressive form as QPR travel to St Andrews Stadium to face Birmingham in a Championship encounter on Saturday.
“Everyone wants to be in the starting line-up for the league so we had to see this game as an opportunity to show what we can do.
“My job is to score goals and get assists – I want to keep doing that, impress the gaffer and help the team as much as possible.”