With hopes of a reasonably decent Championship campaign in 2018/19 disappearing as Queens Park Rangers slipped back into the run of form we had at the beginning of the year, fans are expecting a fair amount of change at the club as we prepare for 2019/20.
There’s the obvious new manager search still ongoing at the moment, and the future of our loanees this season remains open for debate in terms which, if any, will return and the purse strings expected to remain tight, it’s another season where youngsters will get game time and we hope for speedy development.
Earlier this week Bright Osayi-Samuel was named as our Young Player of the Year for this season given his performances in his 13 starts and 20 substitute showings. Those matches returned three goals and did help highly the potential talent he really has.
Speaking to the Official Site after lifting his award, whilst he was obviously delighted with the recognition, he was all eyes to next years.
“It’s really pleasing to win that and I am really grateful to the fans for voting for me. I have to take that into next season and work on it. I feel next season is a big one for me. I want to get more goals and assists, that has to be my aim.”
Agreeing that in many ways the defeat to Nottingham Forest summed up our season, he knew the next campaign would be key for him, and others at the club, to really make their mark moving forward but he felt that was something to be excited about.
“I think next year is going to be a big one for a lot of players here. What we have to do is produce on a consistent basis, week in, week out. Lewis Walker came in on Saturday to make his debut and played well. And then there are players out on loan like Ilias Chair and Paul Smyth who have done well. They are going to come back with confidence, and then it’s down to all of us to put that all together for next season and showcase our ability. Already I can’t wait for it.”