Young Queens Park Rangers striker Reece Grego-Cox is celebrating scoring an international hat-trick for the Republic of Ireland Under-21s with his treble coming in a 4-0 victory over Isreal at the Tallaght Stadium on Monday afternoon.

The 20-year-old Hammersmith born hotshot is yet to score his first goal in senior club football but the player made easy work of young opposition from Isreal when representing the Republic of Ireland.

Grego-Cox took just 35 seconds to find his first goal of the afternoon when he tapped in from close range while his second goal came from the penalty spot with his side already two goals to the good. The youngster completed is hat-trick early in the second half as his side enjoyed a very comfortable victory in their 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying match.

The striker is a product of QPR’s academy system and Grego-Cox has gone on to make five senior appearances for The R’s since making his first team debut in March 2015.

The self-confessed QPR fan spent a short spell on loan at Sky Bet League Two club Newport County last season but was unable to make any impact in South Wales after picking up an injury.

Grego-Cox’s impressive showing on the international stage could persuade his club manager Ian Holloway to give him more of an opportunity in the first team at Loftus Road.

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