Queens Park Rangers (QPR) Saint Lucia-born boss, Chris Ramsey, has been under fire since taking over the job in the summer. But he got a bit of an ease through a player of Saint Lucian descent, as Jay Emmanuel-Thomas helped the R’s record just a second win in eight Championship games.
Rangers scored three times in the final 20 minutes to see off the Milton Keynes Dons at Loftus Road, the first coming through Emmanuel-Thomas, who set them on the way with a skilful run and shot, tricking his way into the box before sliding the ball beyond keeper David Martin in the 70th minute.
Emmanuel-Thomas is eligible to play international football for Saint Lucia through his mother. The 24-year-old summer signing now has five goals in his first eight games in a QPR shirt, and he is certainly taking the opportunity which has come his way after an injury to Charlie Austin.
His score, and subsequent markers from Matt Phillips and Junior Hoilett, helped eased the pressure on the much maligned Ramsey. The head coach was again barracked by the home fans, but it was JET whose performance they were raving about after the match.
The powerful forward, a former Arsenal man, was also willing to track back and help out in a defensive situations to help maintain the deadlock until he broke it himself.