Reece Cole and Osman Kakay shared a flat together only a few weeks ago, but now the Brentford loanee is backing his mate for success following his QPR return.
Whilst Cole recently extended his loan deal at Partick Thistle until the end of the season, Kakay has been recalled by the Loftus Road side. Both were key players for Thistle during the first half of the season.
Only one will remain there until May though and it won’t be Kakay. He’s returned to London, leaving his former flatmate on his own after moving in with the Brentford midfielder following their respective arrivals from London.
Whether he features or not in blue and white remains to be seen. He didn’t appear against Swansea in a 5-1 FA Cup win but Cole reckons Kakay can go on to become a QPR success.
“It’s much quieter without Osman in the flat,” Cole joked. “We both came up from London at the same time, same situation, meeting new people. I think we settled in well together.
“It’ll be a loss not having him in the flat and around the ground. You can see what a player he is. I thought during Saturday’s performance (the 2-1 win over Morton) he was the best player on the pitch.
“I don’t know see why he couldn’t break into QPR’s team. He’s definitely got the qualities to play in the Championship.”