BY NICK KITUNO
Mark Warburton would have had “no hesitation” in starting Chris Willock against Bournemouth but believes the “talented” winger can have an impact late in games.
The 23-year-old, who joined Queens Park Rangers from Benfica last October, has started just seven games this season but came on off the bench during the 2-1 win against the Cherries.
He replaced Stefan Johansen on the hour mark before teeing up fellow substitute Macauley Bonne late on, a chance which was missed.
Warburton says the former Arsenal youngster has done “really well” since joining QPR and wants to see him improve his game off the ball.
He said: “Chrissy has so much ability – so, so much ability – but the Championship demands of players with and without the ball. A bit like Ebs [Ebere Eze] last year.
“We know the talent with the ball, it’s about the work without the ball. Chrissy is working hard every single day.
“[There was] no hesitation to start with him but I know sometimes when the game gets a little bit more fatigued, and some defenders get a little bit tired, he can have such an impact.
“He’s done really well. No hesitation, as I say, to starting him but he’s a really exciting talent.”
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