Player of Nigerian descent Luke Amos, who joined English Championship side Queens Park Rangers on loan from Tottenham Hotspur for the 2019/20 season bagged a brace as Rangers defeated Oxford United 2-1 in a pre season friendly on Saturday.
Eberechi Eze, Bright Osayi-Samuel and Olamide Shodipo also played for Queens Park Rangers in the match.
Aramide Oteh was an unused substitute at the Kassam Stadium.
Highly-rated central midfielder Amos made his Premier League debut against Newcastle United on the opening day of last season and was close to breaking into the first team squad but suffered a season-ending injury in a Premier League 2 clash vs Blackburn Rovers a month after his competitive debut for the North London club.
The 22-year-old Amos has been on the books of Tottenham Hotspur since the age of nine.
In the friendly on Saturday, Rangers made three changes from the midweek trip to Boreham Wood. Joe Lumley started between the sticks in place of Liam Kelly, while Olamide Shodipo and Scowen replaced Aramide Oteh respectively.
There was a tweak in attack too, with Ebere Eze – on target from the penalty spot on Tuesday night – leading the line at the front of the 4-2-3-1 formation.
During a quiet opening at the Kassam Stadium, a Grant Hall header which sailed over from a corner on the 25-minute mark was just about the closest either side came early on.
That was until just after the half-hour mark, when the game burst into life with two goals in as many minutes.
Amos stooped to head home Eze’s floated left-hand corner before the same player did exactly the same again seconds later – this time reaching Ryan Manning’s inch-perfect cross – to give Rangers breathing space.
Rangers couldn’t hold out until half-time, though. A move on the edge of the R’s box ended with Gorrin picking out the top corner from 20 yards, giving Lumley no chance.
Rangers would have restored their two-goal lead going into the break but for the post, which denied Scowen with the final action of the half.
It was Oxford who should have netted soon after the re-start. Malachi Napa escaped the R’s defence but could only blaze over when well-placed inside the box.
At the other end, Rangers twice came agonisingly close to making the hosts pay.
Eze volleyed just wide after good work from Angel Rangel and Scowen in the build-up, before the woodwork frustrated the R’s again. Quick thinking from Lumley set Shodipo free who in turn slotted Osayi-Samuel clear on goal, but the winger’s effort crashed back off the crossbar.