'He's amazing': Stevenage fans are thrilled with QPR loanee Ilias Chair

General view of Loftus Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Loftus Road on August 25, 2018 in London, England.

Ilias Chair made a dream start to life at League Two Stevenage after being loaned out by Championship side Queens Park Rangers.

Ilias Chair of Queens Park Rangers in action during the Carabao Cup first round match between Queens Park Rangers and Northampton Town at Loftus Road on August 8, 2017 in London, England.

The phrase ‘dream debut’ came to mind when watching Ilias Chair in action for Stevenage on Saturday.

The 21-year-old midfielder moved to Broadhall Way from QPR on the final day of the January transfer window and, less than 48 hours later, he was lining up in the heart of the midfield for Dino Maamria’s side in a 1-0 win against Yeovil Town in League Two.

Alex Revell scored the winner against the Glovers but Chair was the star of the show. He ran the game from the centre of the park, impressing with his creativity and work rate while drawing comparisons with one-time Stevenage hero Luke Freeman - who ironically is now a Queens Park Rangers player.

So the gushing praise from Boro fans on Twitter should be music to the ears of QPR with Chair tipped for a bright future at Loftus Road.

Ilias Chair of QPR tackles with David Davis of Birmingham City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City at Loftus Road on April 28, 2018 in...

A skilful midfielder who has represented Morocco at U23 level despite being born in Belgium, Chair is one a number of highly-rated young talents who could provide the platform for an exciting future at Loftus Road.

And the rapid rise of Eberechi Eze gives Chair a fine example to follow.

Eberechi Eze of Queens Park Rangers celebrates a goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Sheffield United at Loftus Road on August 11, 2018 in London,...

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