QPR No2 Kevin Bond admits on-loan West Ham United midfielder Ravel Morrison is now a first-choice.

Since leading scorer Charlie Austin suffered a shoulder injury, Hoops have struggled to score, but assistant manager Bond believes the midfielder on loan from West Ham has plugged the gap.

Bond explained to the Fulham Chronicle: "Is he as important to us as Charlie was? Probably.

"Ravel does some amazing things. He can make the difference in a tight game.

"His free-kick against Wigan (that thundered the bar); his goal at Middlesbrough. He can bring people in and go by people - he's just got that little bit extra.

"We've missed Charlie's goals, but Ravel's got what, five now, and they've been crucial. He's been massive for us."

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