QPR fans react on Twitter to Samba Diakite's performance during 10-0 win

The 26-year-old scored twice. His Queens Park Rangers team-mates added eight more.

Pre-season is back for QPR and back the R's have come - with a bang.

The west London side were only up against Verona Stars but they still impressed to come away with a 10-0 win during their first friendly of pre-season.

A number of QPR players, including new signings, caught the attention of fans as the R's reached double figures on Saturday afternoon.

And not least was Samba Diakite, a somewhat forgotten 26-year-old who notched twice against the Verona Stars to kick things off for QPR. The midfielder wasn't really given a look in under previous boss Harry Redknapp and has spent two loan spells away from Loftus Road in recent times.

Here he was back in a QPR shirt, however, with fans cheering Diakite on as he opened the west London side's pre-season campaign in style.

In response on Twitter, many supporters were calling for the midfield man to be given a proper chance for the R's, suggesting he could boss the midfield in the Championship next season.

Here's a selection of how QPR fans reacted to Diakite's performance on social media:

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