Nasser El Khayati wants regular starts at Queens Park Rangers

Nasser El Khayati has made just two starts for Queens Park Rangers in the Championship so far.

Nasser El Khayati has told Queens Park Rangers’ official site that he is not happy being an impact substitute for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side.

El Khayati moved to QPR from Burton Albion in the January transfer window, and his appearances so far have generally been as a late substitute.

The attacker proved his ability to make an impact yesterday, as he came off the bench to score the winner against Charlton Athletic.

However, El Khayati insists that he wants a starting role at Loftus Road in the future.

“I don’t want to be on the bench every week, so you have to show what you can do when you come on. That’s what I did today," he said. 

“It’s a great club. I’m so happy to be here and I’m giving everything. I’m quite confident that I’m going to do well here."

El Khayati’s goal against Charlton has extended QPR’s good run of form at Loftus Road, which has seen them win four of their last five matches in front of their own fans.

Although their strong sequence of results has come too late to help them mount a play off charge this season, it does offer encouragement for the future.

Hasselbaink has spoken of his desire to create a younger squad at QPR, with El Khayati expected to play a prominent part as the London side look to get back to the Premier League.

El Khayati has made 11 Championship appearances for QPR to date, but only two of those have been as a starter.

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