QPR manager Ian Holloway was full of praise for yesterday's hero Conor Washington, calling him a 'natural born goalscorer'.
Speaking after the side's 2-0 victory over Reading, Holloway was delighted with Washington's efforts, not just for the goals but for the shift he put in for the team's benefit.
He said: "I’m pleased with where Conor ran and how he ran with Jamie Mackie helping him to get the ball back for us. That’s what I’m pleased with because I’ve been telling him if he does that, he’ll get extra chances.
“He’s done it and proved a point. He’s said he wants to play up the middle. Okay son. I don’t want to be on the left. Okay son.
“We had to get that ball back first, and today up the middle he showed me he knew where to go and what to do to help us win it back.”
"So maybe my team selection and my structure against a team that’s going to pass us off the park if we weren’t careful was right for once, I don’t know."
Scoring a brace in the opening game of the season will do wonders for the 25-year-old's confidence, and Holloway is insistent that the front-man can be the go-to guy in front of goal this season.
He said: "I’m delighted for Conor because he is a natural born goalscorer.
"He saved us last year with a brilliant finish against Nottingham Forest, and today he could have had a hat-full couldn’t he?
"I’m delighted because he worked his socks off to help my team win it back, and that’s where it starts for me. So well done Conor, well done everybody."