Ian Holloway has hailed youngster Ilias Chair after his league debut for QPR.

The youngster handled himself well in difficult circumstances, after Jamie Mackie's first half yellow card meant the Hoops had to change their system.

Chair, who was being utilised in the role of an advanced midfielder, was then moved to left midfield where he showcased his discipline and tactical knowledge, while also showing his class with a number of smart touches and turns on the ball.

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Speaking after the game, Holloway said: "It was a bitterly disappointing day on the road again but our performance, with the people that we’ve got out was terrific.

"Ilias looked like he belongs here, looks like he deserves to be here and wants to be here. Our best player over the last few months has been Luke Freeman who we missed today, but you wouldn’t have known we missed him."

"Unfortunately we’ve got no points when we deserved at least one."