Queens Park Rangers winger Bright Osayi-Samuel has spoken about his improvement in front of goal, as reported by Football League World.
The 22-year-old has really kicked on at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium this campaign under Mark Warburton.
In his previous two seasons with the Championship club, since joining from Blackpool, he hadn’t made more than nine starts in a campaign, but he has gone on to make 20 this term, adding a further three substitute appearances.
One thing that has improved in that time, helping this integration into the starting lineup, is his finishing, which he has spoken about:
“I think, if I’m being honest, the thing with me is that I’ve always had chances but I’ve not had the composure when it really matters. Recently in the past two months, I feel like I’m more composed. When there’s a chance, I’m thinking about it rather than rushing it.
“That’s why I think I’ve scored more goals this season. I feel as though the more I do in training, the more I put myself in those situations of being composed and being relaxed when the chance comes, the more I do in training, the more I score in games. I believe most games I do create chances and it’s now time for me to score them.”
Osayi-Samuel’s work has had clear results, as he already has double the number of strikes that he managed last season, while also adding four assists, having failed to set up a goal in either of his two previous campaigns.
The former Blackpool man has scored four goals this season, bagging one against Blackburn Rovers and Birmingham City, while also getting a brace against Cardiff City.
When looking at the way he secured these goals, it is clear to see how the work on composure has come into use, as he has taken the chances clinically.
The one against Birmingham was arguably the biggest indication of this, as he had somebody tussling with him in an attempt to regain possession, but still had the piece of mind to beat the goalkeeper.
It will be hoped that he can continue this type of prolificacy in order to carry on getting on the score sheet.