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​QPR striker Austin: Willock can be Premier League star

Queens Park Rangers forward Charlie Austin has praised teammate Chris Willock.

The attacker was in excellent form for QPR against West Brom, as they secured a 1-0 win and into fourth place in the Championship.

Willock played in a great cross for Austin to score in the 89th minute of the game.

"I rate Chris highly, I really do," Austin said, per West London Sport.

"I was with him at West Brom but circumstances just didn't work out for him there and he has come here and given himself a platform."

He added: "I jokingly say to him: 'The best thing that has happened to you is your brother [Joe Willock] moving to Newcastle for £25m'.

"That has given him a kick up the backside and he has to be thinking 'I want a bit of that.'

"He is so critical to us, he can play as a number eight and number 10 or as a central nine.

"He is someone who is going to have a great career and hopefully he can help us achieve what we all want to achieve."

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