Bright Osayi-Samuel believes QPR are capable of finishing in the top six and announced it would be ‘the biggest dream come true’ if his side achieved promotion. 

The winger completed a deadline day move from Blackpool in the summer of 2017 and has been key in Mark Warburton’s side racking up 58 goals this season - the third best tally in the league.

However, the start of the 22-year-old's QPR career was not quite as free-flowing with it taking him two seasons to adapt to the quality of the division, before he firmly announced his arrival against Birmingham City at St Andrew’s earlier this term.

Grant Hall put the Rs ahead in the Midlands before the break and Osayi-Samuel added another in the 67th minute when he picked the ball up inside his own half before waltzing his way into the box and blasting it into the top corner. 

“That game gave me so much confidence,” Osayi-Samuel explained.

“The way I scored that goal – it made me believe I was capable of doing stuff like that regularly. I feel like I’ve shown my ability since then.

“Before, I would play well without scoring or assisting. I never really had a run of games and it was stop-start.

“I would play a few games and then drop out. But this season, I’ve been able to play consistently – which has also helped me to believe that I’m doing the right things. It’s given me the chance to prove what I can do.” 

The precocious talent has gone on to have a hand in 12 goals for Rangers this season - scoring five and assisting seven - but the flying winger believes his form is down to Warburton and his backroom staff's hard work.  

“I would say that the gaffer has been the biggest influence on me,” he added. 

“He’s really helped me – even when I haven’t played games. After training, we would spend 10-20 minutes looking at things that I needed to improve on, like my crossing and picking out players in the box. 

“Every season, I feel like I have improved and I feel like I’m a lot more confident now – not just on the pitch. 

“I talk a lot more, which I didn’t really do for the previous two years, so I feel like I’m improving as a person just as much as I am a player. 

“Chris Ramsey and John Eustace have also had a big impact on me, on and off the pitch. With Chris, if he says something, you know he means it – whether it’s harsh or not.

“He makes you realise that you quickly have to become a man. If you try to sulk, that won’t wash with him.” 

Osayi-Samuel’s breakout season has been halted by the coronavirus pandemic but he is staying positive as he aims to help QPR finish in the top six when the campaign resumes. 

“I’ve always said that we’re a footballing team who are capable of anything on our day,” he said.

“I firmly believe that, with the team we’ve got, the players we’ve got, we’re capable of getting there [the top six].

“I’m enjoying playing football here and, as a Londoner, it would be the biggest dream come true for me to take QPR to the Premier League.

“This season’s made me realise that, when you play and play well, you can’t wait for the next game. 

“I literally can’t wait to get back out there again.”