Queens Park Rangers fans have reacted to a video of midfielder Ilias Chair getting a standing ovation after being substituted during the Blackburn Rovers game at the weekend.
QPR halted a run of back-to-back defeats with an impressive attacking display in their 4-2 win at home to Blackburn Rovers in the Championship on Saturday.
A midweek defeat to Cardiff last week made the game against Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn all the more important, and goals from Nahki Wells, Ebere Eze, Bright Osayi-Samuel and Jordan Hugill secured the win in W12 to take QPR to within a point of the play-offs.
There were some heroic individual displays at Loftus Road, and one man who continues to earn the plaudits is Ilias Chair.
The 21-year-old midfielder spent last season on-loan at League Two Stevenage, but has returned to QPR this season and has been an integral part of Mark Warburton’s set-up so far.
Chair has nine starts to his name this season and one goal. His flair and technical ability in setting-up QPR’s attacks have been recognised, and fans on Twitter were quick to react to the video of him from Saturday:
👏 Off your Chair for Ilias!
— Queens Park Rangers FC (@QPR) October 7, 2019
Thoroughly deserved too 👏👏👏
— Clash City Ranger (@ClashnQPR) October 7, 2019
What a player.
— ♛UP✰the✰R's♛ (@Jakderippa) October 7, 2019
The ball girls’ reactions are brilliant. 🤣
— John McInnes 🏴 (@JohnMacQPR) October 7, 2019
Love the reaction from the two girls in the corner after they shook his hand, just brings a smile to your face. Great to see young stars developing so well.
— Grant Bentley (@emulatrix) October 7, 2019
Absolute love for this💙
— Lu (@Lucille_24) October 7, 2019
Fully deserved too. Was excellent on Saturday – very effective and covered every blade of grass. MOTM for me
— Chris Crees (@superhoop50) October 7, 2019
— Guille (@Guillediaz_96) October 7, 2019