QPR boss: R’s star is more impressive than this Tottenham ace

Chris Ramsey has praised the work of Charlie Austin, believing he is better than Harry Kane.

Kane has been a revelation for Tottenham Hotspur this season, scoring 26 goals in 42 games, but QPR boss Chris Ramsey has told the Standard that Charlie Austin has had a better season.

Austin has similarly had a great campaign for the Premier League strugglers, scoring 15 top flight goals in 26 games after making a big step up from the Championship. If the R’s get relegated it is likely that Austin will secure a transfer to another top flight club, and it is hard to say that such a move is undeserved.

Being English strikers on form, the duo were both in the frame to receive call-ups to the senior Three Lions squad on Thursday, although only Kane was named in Roy Hodgson’s selection.

Austin will have to wait even longer before making his England international debut, a likely bow if his goalscoring form continues, but it was a surprise to see him missing out on inclusion in the squad, considering he is the second highest scoring Englishman in the division - only one goal behind Kane.

While his goal tally may be lower than that of the Spurs star, QPR boss Chris Ramsey believes that Austin has actually had the better season, due to playing for a worse team than Tottenham.

Speaking to the Standard, Ramsey said: “Charlie has been fantastic this season and I think he has done more than Harry Kane because he is in a team which is struggling. Charlie’s work rate is unbelievable and he has the uncoachable thing, which is scoring goals. He’s the kind of quality player who will shine wherever he plays.”

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