RISING star Jordan Zemura put in another stellar display to help Cherries see off his former club Queens Park Rangers but admitted: “I don’t think they even remember me!”

The Rs were left-back Zemura’s first taste of working at a professional club before not being offered a new contract.

He progressed for a few years in the youth setup in west London before moving to the Isle of Sheppey, playing for local sides and then spending time in the academy at Charlton.

Now with Cherries following a successful trial at the end of the 2018-19 campaign, Zemura insisted that while time has moved on, it was nice to get the 2-1 win over the Loftus Road side at Vitality Stadium on Tuesday.

Asked by the Daily Echo about previously representing QPR, Zemura said: “There was a bit of personal bragging rights! Nah, I’m joking, I don’t think they even remember me. It was ages ago but it was part of my career path.

“Going back years now, when I was in under-7s I was in the pre-academy. Then I signed.

“I was there from under-8s to the 10s and then got let go. Moved to Kent.

“I didn’t get offered another contract – I always say my mum wanted to move to Kent, so I wasn’t really released but I wasn’t signed again, so it was time for a new challenge since then.”

Zemura’s display earned him the Sky Sports man of the match award under the lights on the south coast, with another superb display seeing him maraud forward down the left-hand side.

Quizzed whether it was nice not to be the forgotten man now, the Zimbabwe international replied: “I think there will be a few QPR people watching.

“I think a few of the academy scouts, if they look deep, deep, deep in the catalogue, they will see my name there or my picture in a little frame.

“It’s brilliant, it’s perfect. Of course, that’s what it’s like, football, you play against old teams, old rivals, so it’s good.

“We are still working really hard – it’s part of the game. There are trials and tribulations – you’ve got to go down to get back up, so we move!”

Jaidon Anthony and Dominic Solanke put Scott Parker’s charges ahead against Mark Warburton’s side before Sam McCallum netted what proved to be a consolation for the visitors.

Zemura added: “You see the attacking players we’ve got. I can name all of them in David Brooks, Ryan Christie, Jaidon Anthony, Dom Solanke, Phil Billing, Jefferson Lerma, everyone – you see those players, they are amazing players.

“They can make something out of nothing or make something out of good passing sequences. We need to do that more often in the majority of the game.

“After their first 10 minutes, we got a grip of the game for 25, 30 minutes and we were probably the better team.

“In the second half, after conceding, it was a bit like ‘ah, okay, now here we go, Gary Cahill, me, Lloyd Kelly, Adam Smith, Ben Pearson when he came on, we had to graft it out and defend it out.

“It just shows the resilience of our team.”

Also quizzed about picking up the man of the match award from Sky, the 21-year-old said: “I know! I hope it looks good, I’ve got it on record, so hopefully it looks good. I will watch it when I get home and see what my mum says, as I gave her a massive shoutout.

“My little brother is going to be fuming, dad is going to be raging but you have to shoutout to your queen – so a shoutout to my mum!”