QPR will be hoping to break out of a poor run of form at the earliest of opportunities as they look to fire themselves back up the Championship table.
The Hoops are without a win in their last five league games, but ended a four game losing streak with a goalless draw against play-off chasing Swansea City in midweek.
One player that has been impressive for much of this year’s campaign is Bright Osayi-Samuel, who has been a regular in Mark Warburton’s starting XI for much of this season.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Football League World’s Jacob Potter, Osayi-Samuel revealed which footballers he looked up to as a youngster trying to make a name for himself in the game.
“Neymar and David Villa when I was younger and Robinho,” he revealed. “Neymar and Robinho because when I was younger, I played a lot of cage football with my friends and you always want to show your skills like them, so I looked up to them from really young.
“David Villa because I went to school in Spain for a bit and at the time, he was playing really well and that’s why he’s one of my idols.”
But the QPR winger was quick to state that his mum had a positive impact on his life, before revealing that he wouldn’t be playing football without her influence earlier into his career.
“In general, I would say my mum because she really helped me from a young age. From about 13/14 years-old, I wasn’t that keen to play football as much at the time but my mum really pushed me and without her, I don’t think I’d be here at the moment.”
Osayi-Samuel has been hugely impressive in his breakthrough season with the Hoops, and has scored five goals in his 27 appearances so far for Mark Warburton’s side.
At the age of 22, the winger revealed that he isn’t getting ahead of himself on a potential international call-up, and wouldn’t be drawn into where his allegiance lies at this moment in time as he is available for both England and Nigeria should the opportunity arise.
He continued: “We’ve had a little brief discussion in the family about it but with my mum and dad, they don’t really have a choice, they just said see how well you do and when the opportunity comes, you pick but there is no pressure at the moment.
“I just want to keep doing what I’m doing and I can’t say too much as nothing has come yet, but we’ll have to wait and see.”
QPR are next in action on Saturday when they take on Stoke City, as they look to get back to winning ways with a positive result against the Potters.