LEE Cook is excited by the potential of Bright Osayi-Samuel and has encouraged the QPR winger to practice his final delivery in order to take his game to the next level.
Cook was a huge fans’ favourite as a tricky winger and made almost 200 appearances for the club during two separate spells.
Osayi-Samuel moved to Loftus Road from Blackpool two years ago and, despite finding game time limited, has become popular with the R’s fans in that time.
The 21-year-old only made nine starts this season, but five of those came in the final five fixtures of the campaign as he appeared to nail down a regular spot in former manager Steve McClaren’s side.
He will be looking to do likewise under new gaffer Mark Warburton, and Cook is excited by the potential Osayi-Samuel possesses.
“I like Bright, he’s very direct and pacey,” Cook told www.qpr.co.uk.
“He is still developing and has a bit to learn about his final ball but he is an exciting prospect, he looks dangerous.”
Cook was a regular source of goals during his time with the club, whether scoring or assisting, and he added: “All Bright needs to do is stay after training, get 25 balls, knock them down the line and keep whipping them in.
“I used to do it and it really helps, it gives you that feel of whizzing it across the box.
“With his pace and his directness he is going to get himself in those positions in games so he just needs to keep practicing on that. He is young and has loads of potential.
“He is a real bright spark.”
Cook also believes the togetherness of the R’s dressing room will be key next term.
“Team spirit is so important in football and it is going to be such a big thing for us next season as we look to progress and move forward,” he added.