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Green wants first-team football at QPR

22 May 2013 14:50

QPR goalkeeper Rob Green wants to ensure he plays regular first-team football next season.

Green has seen his appearances for Harry Redknapp's side limited due to the arrival of Julio Cesar at the start of the season and said that next season he hopes to establish himself as the Loftus Road number one.

"I made my 500th club appearance recently at the age of 33. I want to add more games to that and I feel like I have a lot more years and games to play," he told the club's official website.

"A lot of keepers are still playing at the top with the likes of Brad Friedel and Mark Schwarzer, and they both have years on me.

"I want to carry on playing, to play football is my life."

After what has been a tough season for all at the club following relegation from the Premier League, Green claims to have used the tough times as a motivation to regain a starting berth at the club.

"Not playing is not something I have had to deal with for the best part of 15 years. To deal with that I've used one of the few positives from it and that is the support from the fans I have had when I have played," Green continued.

"I've used that as a motivation and a tool for working hard and keeping going.

"It has been a big aid to my season in something that has been very difficult. I have gone from playing every week in a team that won promotion and then going to European Championships to then sat watching one.

"That has been tough but one of the few crumbs of consolation has been going out playing and feel like I have been supported by the QPR fans."

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