Chris Ramsey on Queens Park Rangers winger Tjaronn Chery

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Tjaronn Chery was left out of the Queens Park Rangers side to face Derby County on Tuesday evening.

Queens Park Rangers boss Chris Ramsey has told West London Sport that Tjaronn Chery has been left ‘shell-shocked’ by the intensity of Championship football.

Chery was brought to QPR during the summer transfer window, and he has made a positive impression at the club.

However, the attacking midfielder was omitted from the squad for the R’s match against Derby County in midweek, and that decision was widely criticised by supporters.

Chery has quickly become a fans’ favourite at Loftus Road and many felt he should have started at the iPro Stadium, but Ramsey has defended his team selection.

"Chery has probably been shell-shocked by the Championship and it’s intensity and the fact that you’re playing so many games in such a short space of time,” Ramsey said.

“We’ll wait for him to freshen up.”

Chery has scored four times in his opening15 matches for QPR, and he is a very important player for the side.

His attacking quality means he is already tasked with being one of Ramsey’s most creative outlets, but his form has dipped slightly of late.

Chery has scored just once in his last nine appearances, and he will need to improve that ratio if he is to start firing the R’s back into promotion contention.

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