Vital Football

Latest QPR News

Ainsworth Reveals Playing Decision

Ainsworth Reveals Playing Decision

Vital QPR - Breaking News
JavaScript must be enabled for the RSS Scrollbox Widget to work.


Gareth Ainsworth has spoken for the first time about his reasons for leaving the coaching staff and concentrating on his playing role.

The dependable right winger was announced as solely a player in the new coaching set-up under Jim Magilton, after previously holding several backroom roles at Loftus Road.

Ainsworth was a coach, assistant manager and caretaker manager in two spells, while remaining the joint longest serving player on QPR`s books, but he reveals that this decision is in the best interest of Rangers.

'I think the best thing for everyone was for me to get back to being a player. Not for me, not for anyone else - but for QPR." he told QPR.co.uk

'Last season came a little bit too early for me. We needed a fresh start this summer and the new set-up here is looking great.'

The former Lincoln City and Port Vale winger was optimistic about the R`s chances of a positive finish this season, indicating that things are going to plan and he is looking forward to playing a role in the current campaign.

'It's still very early days, but we're looking really sharp," he said.

'It's great to be around the lads again and I'm loving every minute.

'The gaffer knows what he's going to get from me - the leadership, the fitness and the will-to-win. I'll always keep grafting for this football club.'


The combative wide man signed for the R`s back in 2003 from Cardiff City, the side whom he celebrated promotion with a playoff final victory over Queens Park Rangers.

Since then he established himself as a firm fans favourite, playing 140 times for the R`s and scoring 20 goals in six year spell at Loftus Road.

Two goals on his debut against Blackpool helped endear himself to the Rangers faithful, and his full-throttle performances helped the R`s to the Championship, but also to keep them there.

He helped out on the coaching side following the appointment of Luigi De Canio, and remained as part of the set-up under Iain Dowie. Following the departure of the former Coventry City manager Ainsworth was placed in caretaker charge, and kept a position in Paulo Sousa`s coaching set-up.

When Sousa departed Loftus Road, Ainsworth was once again called upon to see out the remainder of the season in caretaker charge until a new manager was appointed. Jim Magilton was that man and with him came John Gorman.

A reshuffle of backroom staff including the acquisition of fellow fans favourite Marc Bircham saw Ainsworth drop out of the coaching set-up and fully focus on his playing career at the age of 36.



Have your say on The Forum

Follow us on Twitter

Become a fan on Facebook - Become a fan of Vital QPR

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



For the very latest Championship odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Boxer
Date:Friday July 17 2009
Time: 6:44PM

Comments

0
I hope we manage to see some old-fashioned Wild Thing performances from the man, give him some games to show some of the chancers on the playing staff what playing with pride and passion actually means!
Guttermouth
20/07/2009 11:31:00
0
Well said, mate. Only good things can come from having Gaz in the squad.
kiwi park ranger
20/07/2009 16:34:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

The Men in Black - QPR v Bristol City

JEREMY Simpson from Lancashire will be the man in the middle for the second time this season as QPR host Bristol City

Who R Ya - Bristol City

VITAL QPR takes a look at this weekend's opponents, Bristol City.

QPR v Bristol City - Match Preview

QPR captain Nedum Onuoha has played in every minute of this Championship campaign for the R`s (4050 minutes).

Jonathan Kodjia has scored 19 league goals for Bristol City this season; the last Robins` player to hit 20 in a season was Sam Baldock in 2013/14 (24).

QPR have lost more points after scoring the first goal in games than any other Championship team this season (27).

Aden Flint has scored more goals than any other Championship defender this season (6). In fact, sinc

Who Will QPR Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from
As featured on NewsNow: Real Madrid news
Real Madrid News 24/7  

Site Journalists

Boxer
Editor email
Profile
sandydl
no email
Profile
Superhoop50
no email
Profile
danielqpr
no email
Profile
JackSupple
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v Burnley
Suggested By:
Ingram1%
Onuoha0%
Hall0%
Hill0%
Kpekawa9%
Petrasso63%
Faurlin9%
Henry18%
Hoilett0%
Phillips0%
Polter0%
Washington0%
El-Khyati0%
Gladwin0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 45 25 15 5 90 34
2 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
3 Brighton 45 24 16 5 88 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 45 21 15 9 78 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 45 13 18 14 57 -1
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.QPR4Me6
2.Superhoop503
3.Clarets R Mad2
4.silvertrowel1
5.rodneeranger1
6.NZ ranger1
7.jezza991
8.jdqpr18821
9.harrow-ranger1
10.dustman1