Date:Wednesday July 22 2009
Gareth Ainsworth may be forced to leave QPR in search of regular first team football.
Speaking to the Kilburn Times the fans favourite was keen to stress that playing football at this time in his career is paramount, and he`ll look to do so regardless of whether it`s with QPR or elsewhere.
'It's early days and the idea of being involved in some capacity on the pitch is fantastic,' said Gareth
'But if that doesn't happen maybe it will be elsewhere and I'll make that decision when it comes.
'I want to do my best and see if I can get in the QPR squad. The lads and the fans all just treat me as Gaz and they know what they're going to get - whether I'm player, manager or kit man, I'll be giving 110 per cent and then we'll see what happens."
The importance of playing was the overriding factor for Ainsworth having sought advice from fellow professionals and taking inspiration from the likes of Paul Furlong and Graham Alexander.
While he admitted he doesn`t have the skills of a Buzsaky or Ephraim, his commitment to the cause is second to no-one as he looks to break into the Rangers set-up.
'I'll definitely be playing this season. I pride myself on being fit and I hope that'll stand me in good stead.
'I might not have the skills of Hogan Ephraim, Rowan Vine or Akos Buzsaky, but I graft and put tackles in or get crosses over and I've got a few more years left of doing that.'
Ainsworth turned down the opportunity to assist Micky Adams at Port Vale, a role since filled by Geoff Horsfield, and told the Kilburn Times that his brief spell in management while educational, wasn`t his ideal choice.
'Last year was a very confusing situation for everybody and going into management wasn't my ideal choice. In hindsight, maybe it was a bit early for me.
'I've got plenty more running and crossing balls to do until people tell me I can't do it any more."
Ainsworth was named as purely part of the playing set-up at the start of the campaign, after a backroom reshuffle under new boss Jim Magilton.
The committed winger is QPR`s joint longest serving player with Martin Rowlands after joining from Cardiff City in 2004 in a move which saw Richard Langley go the other way.
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Date:Wednesday July 22 2009
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