Queens Park Rangers winger Chris Willock believes he still has more to give after making his full debut for the Rs in Tuesday night’s 3-2 victory over Rotherham. 

The 22-year-old moved to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium from Benfica at the start of October, and has been building up his game time from the bench so far this season, with eight substitute appearances to his name.

Willock - brother of Arsenal’s Joe - was a constant menace in his hour on the pitch, helping the hosts take a 3-1 lead going into the break, with goals from Ilias Chair, Lyndon Dykes and Bright Osayi-Samuel.

And with the festive period just around the corner, Willock was delighted to make his first start for the club, with the experience leaving him with the taste for even more game time under Mark Warburton. 

“It was a really happy moment for me,” he said to the QPR website after the game. “It was something I’ve been working towards, I’ve been waiting patiently and I’m happy that I got the opportunity.

“The gaffer told me that he wants to build me into the team and build up my minutes because I didn’t really have a pre-season. 

“I think I’m getting there - I’m feeling fitter and stronger every day – and hopefully I’m only going to get better from here.”

Victory over the Millers was QPR’s first win in three games, and they came flying out the blocks on Tuesday night, with Osayi-Samuel causing the visiting defence all sorts of problems on the right-hand side. 

After clipping the woodwork earlier in the game, the tricky winger made another darting run into the box 20 minutes in, before sliding the ball to Chair on the edge of the box, whose deflected effort opened the scoring.

Paul Warne’s side got on level terms when Matt Smith turned in Wes Harding’s cross, before Osayi-Samuel bamboozled the Millers’ back line once again before firing in the third goal of the game. 

Lyndon Dykes’ penalty made it 3-1 on the stroke of half time, before Freddie Ladapo’s late consolation six minutes from time, as Rangers rise to 13th in the league table.

And while the performance of his teammates pleased Willock, with QPR now four games unbeaten on their own patch, he believes there is still room for improvement if they are to challenge at the top end of the table.

“I thought we played well in the first half. We dominated the game and we had a lot of chances and maybe we should have killed the game off when we had those chances.

“We slipped off a bit in the second half and ended up playing their game rather than our own. We need to be smart in these kinds of matches, notice what the opposition want to do and stop them.

“We will definitely learn from this but the most important thing is that we won the game.”