Ebere Eze believes his form for QPR this season is down to the club allowing him to be 'free in the mind'. 

The 21-year-old has starred for Mark Warburton’s side over the past two years and has scored 12 goals while assisting a further eight this campaign. 

Yet, his journey into professional football was not straight forward after he was released by a handful of clubs before QPR decided to take a chance on the Greenwich-born attacker. 

“I started at Arsenal when I was eight and I was there until about 13," he told Sky Sports News. 

"I got released and then went to Fulham from 13 to 16. I got released from Fulham around the Christmas period so I went to Reading until the end of the season and got released there.

 "I was sort of stranded looking for a club, then thankfully got Millwall. I did a two-year scholarship there, they then released me. I went on trial to I don't know how many teams during that summer [2016], but thankfully QPR gave me the opportunity and that's where I am now.

“I can say it now because I understand, but at the time, I probably didn't. I think I was getting released a lot of the time because of my work-rate and [people thinking]: ‘He looks lazy, he doesn't want to run.’ 

“Now it's clicked with me in the sense of I actually understand what it means to work hard.”

While Premier League interest in Eze continues to fester, he believes the opportunity to play with freedom under Warburton has been a key factor in his rise and has resulted in him playing his best football. 

"Honestly, it's so good playing for QPR because I enjoy going in every day and that's how you play the best football in your career,” Eze added. 

“You're free in the mind, you're not worried going in, you're not anxious or anything like that - you feel confident to do your job.

"We've got Ilias [Chair], Bright [Osayi-Samuel], me, Mide [Shodipo]; we've got young players in the team that are very good players, pushing on to do greater things. It's just good to be in and around them and to work with such good people."