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Chair: Warburton fills us with belief

TUESDAY’S Man of the Match Ilias Chair says that manager Mark Warburton has filled his squad with belief.

The R’s progressed into the second round of the Carabao Cup in midweek, twice coming from behind against Bristol City before eventually prevailing in a penalty shootout.

Youngster Chair netted Rangers’ second goal on the night – and also scored in the shootout – and he says that he and his teammates are full of confidence.

“This team, this squad, we can achieve a lot and everyone has the confidence to always fight back,” Chair told www.qpr.co.uk. “Everyone fights for every second on the pitch. We did that tonight [on Tuesday] and we did it against Huddersfield on Saturday too. It’s a very positive thing.

“The manager gives me and the team confidence. He is really trying to give everyone the confidence and make us believe that we can do well.

“We are all buying into his ideas and most of the time we are feeling confident, which is the most important thing.”

Chair was voted as Man of the Match after scooping almost 40 per cent of votes on the official QPR app. He was pleased to have played a big part in the six-goal thriller.

He said: “It was very good. The gaffer gave me the chance to start the game, I tried to do the best that I could and it was a beautiful win for us.

“I really enjoyed myself. The team enjoyed it and I think the crowd did too. It was a really entertaining game and we did good, I think.”

On his goal, which came on 26 minutes, he added: “Pughy [Marc Pugh] got the ball, he cut it back to me and I didn’t think twice and tapped it in. I’m happy that I could score a tap-in.

“The staff have really been on me to get into the box and to get those kinds of goals. I’m really pleased that I managed to do it.”

Everyone has the confidence to always fight back.

Ilias Chair
Right place, right time! Ilias Chair nets Rangers' second goal of the night