​Mark Warburton moved to reassure QPR fans they are trying to tie down top talent as the clock ticks on the club's clutch of out of contract stars.

Bright Osayi-Samuel's strike helped the R's earn a 1-1 draw against Middlesbrough, meaning they have a win, a draw and a defeat from their first three Championship games.

The highly-rated winger and midfielder Ryan Manning have both turned down offers of fresh deals and goalkeeper Joe Lumley's contract runs out at the end of the season.

Warburton said: "With the players who are out of contract at the end of the season, there are discussions going on with Les Ferdinand, Lee Hoos and the board.

“Those discussions are at varying stages, so Bright is in discussion but is at a different stage to Joe or to Ryan (Manning) in those discussions.

“My selection will always reflect where these conversations are at.

“They are valuable QPR players who have all been training well, and they are ready and available for selection if called upon.”

25-year-old stopper Seny Dieng, who spent last season on loan at Doncaster, was preferred in goal to Lumley and Liam Kelly for the clash with Boro.

Dieng looked assured despite watching Chupa Akpom nod past him on 19 minutes and Warburton sung his praises after his first start of the season.

“Seny gave us a real presence," said the Loftus Road chief.

“His handling was good, his distribution was good, he punched the ball when he had to and I thought he looking a very confident goalkeeper.

“I was very pleased with his contribution.”