21-year-old winger could prove vital as QPR prepare for west London derby

Bright Osayi-Samuel of Queens Park Rangers is challenged by Anton Walkes of Portsmouth during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Portsmouth and Queens Park Rangers at Fratton Park on...

Queens Park Rangers' Bright Osayi-Samuel must be considered for Brentford clash.

Alex Woodyard tackles Bright Osayi-Samuel of Queens Park Rangers  during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Queens Park Rangers and Peterborough United at Loftus Road on August 14,...

Although he is trying to force his way into the starting line-up, Bright Osayi-Samuel is making positive strides and could play a huge part in the game with Brentford this weekend. 

The Queens Park Rangers winger has been afforded more game time over the last month, looking particularly impressive and providing Rangers more width and pace. It is highly unlikely Osayi-Samuel will start on Saturday, but his expected appearance from the bench can be huge. 


QPR have struggled of late at Griffin Park, and they will need to be at their very best to snuff out an improving Bees side. Osayi-Samuel will certainly bring the desired energy and passion required for the derby, if not the experience. 

The right-winger was highly-rated at former club Blackpool, and those feelings are being realised of late, and he can bring a different dimension to Steve McClaren's side against their neighbours. 

Bright Osayi-Samuel of Queens Park Rangers and Leif Davis of Leeds United challenge for the ball during the FA Cup Third Round match between Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United at Loftus...

Not only is he a threat going forward, Osayi-Samuel has shown strong defensive qualities that will need to be demonstrated if given the minutes, especially in the latter reaches of the game. 

If anything, it can prove the perfect opportunity for Osayi-Samuel to stake his claim as an automatic starter. There is still a lot for him to learn but he is shining bright currently, and he would be the talk of west London if he could score the winner. 

Bright Osayi-Samuel of QPR warms up ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between QPR and Sunderland at Loftus Road on March 10, 2018 in London, England.

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