Nasser El Khayati admits he has hit the ground running after his move from Burton to QPR.

The £350,000 switch up a division for the ‘nine-and-a-half’, as boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink calls the winger-cum-number 10, has made its demands.

Five appearances, but only one start in the Tuesday night 1-1 draw at Sheffield Wednesday, is the summary for a player plucked from Dutch obscurity just a year ago.

El Kayati says he's already smelled the Championship coffee.

“For me personally, I still need to get used to the higher level,” he explained to

“I got some moments in the game (at Sheffield) to show what I can do, but I need to be patient and more opportunities will come my way.

Patient: Nasser El Khayati

“I am confident in my ability as a player and believe I can certainly play regularly here and show what I can do.

“I think I am still getting used to the pace of the league, but I will come to terms with this with playing more games.”

“I am really, really enjoying my time here.

“The boys have been great with me and have really helped me settle and made me feel very welcome.”

For the first time, El Khayati was the one making way for someone else when Jamie Mackie replaced him on 79 minutes at Hillsborough, but is hoping for another showing at home to Birmingham tomorrow.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to work my way into the team, get more minutes and keeping improving as a player to help QPR,” he said.

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