Ilias Chair has enjoyed a fine start on loan at Stevenage FC.

Queens Park Rangers are not famed for giving youth players a chance, but they are carving out a reputation of late and Ilias Chair could be the next success story. 

The central midfielder is highly regarded at Loftus Road, and his brilliant start for Stevenage in League Two is testament to the coaches and managers who have helped nurture Chair. 

The Moroccan youngster has really hit the ground running since his temporary switch, scoring twice and assisting once in his four appearances so far. In his debut he was particularly impressive, but none more so than his sublime brass against Lincoln City in his second outing.

It was reminiscent of current QPR protege Eberechi Eze, who dazzled while on loan at Wycombe Wanderers last season, and also scored a stunning brace which propelled him into the limelight in W12. 

From Chair’s perspective, it is imperative he keeps improving and learning his trade in the lower leagues. He has the example of Eze to try and follow, and there is no reason why he can’t emulate the play-makers impression from last year. 

It really is an exciting time to be a youngster on the cusp of the first-team at Rangers and, if Chair can keep evolving, he will surely make the breakthrough next season. 


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