QPR striker Conor Washington admits surprise at crazy rise

Conor Washington celebrates after scoring the first goal for Northern Ireland

The Queens Park Rangers striker is set to star for Northern Ireland at Euro 2016.

Northern Ireland's Conor Washington, William Grigg and Kyle Lafferty pose for photos before they leave for Euro 2016Northern Ireland's Conor Washington, William Grigg and Kyle Lafferty pose for photos before they leave for Euro 2016

QPR striker Conor Washington has told the club’s official website that he is still coming to terms with his recent success.

Washington started this past season in League One at Peterborough United, where he continued to impress.

That saw him secure a January transfer move to QPR, where, despite failing to get a goal in ten league games, he earned a call up into the Northern Ireland squad.

Northern Ireland's Conor WashingtonNorthern Ireland's Conor Washington

He has impressed on the international stage, with two goals in three games seeing him secure a place in Michael O’Neill’s squad for Euro 2016 this summer.

Should he feature in France, it will mark a superb rise for him, and he has admitted that it has been a crazy journey so far.

"Everything seems to have happened so quickly,” he told qpr.co.uk

"It's crazy when you think about it, but I don't think I've really had the time to take it all in, because everything has happened almost overnight. It's been a really enjoyable journey so far.”

Conor Washington celebrates after scoring the first goal for Northern IrelandConor Washington celebrates after scoring the first goal for Northern Ireland

Washington certainly stands a chance of featuring heavily for Northern Ireland at Euro 2016 this summer.

They are somewhat short on attacking options at present and relied heavily on the goals from Kyle Lafferty to see them to the tournament.

A second option would be warmly welcomed, and there is every chance Washington could fill that role for them.

Northern Ireland's Conor Washington in action with Slovenia's Miral SamardzicNorthern Ireland's Conor Washington in action with Slovenia's Miral Samardzic

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