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



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

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (24/4/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for 2016/17.

Brentford Too Jota To Handle

QUEENS Park Rangers came up woefully short at Griffin Park with Brentford taking a deserved three points.

Spanish midfielder Jota put QPR to the sword - scoring two and having a hand in the ope

One to Watch - Jota

Ryan Forrester outlines forward Jota as tomorrow's One to Watch

The Men in Black - Brentford v QPR

We take a look at the man who also officiated the reverse fixture between Rangers and Brentford - James Adcock.

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from

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 Brentford
Suggested By:
Smithies2%
Perch0%
Onuoha0%
Lynch0%
Bidwell15%
Mackie0%
Luongo0%
Goss0%
Freeman0%
Washington 0%
Smith76%
LuaLua0%
Sylla0%
Ngbakoto 7%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 44 27 7 10 88 40
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Uncredibale Hulk35
2.QPR4Me14
3.nowexpat2
4.Boxer1
Write for Vital Football