Gorkss going nowhere
PUBLISHED: 12:41 03 December 2008 | UPDATED: 16:09 23 July 2010
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By Ben Kosky KASPARS Gorkss has stressed he has no intention of leaving QPR despite speculation that the club planned to offload him after just four months. Rangers spent virtually all summer trying to clinch the big centre-back s signature from Blackpool
By Ben Kosky
KASPARS Gorkss has stressed he has no intention of leaving QPR despite speculation that the club planned to offload him after just four months.
Rangers spent virtually all summer trying to clinch the big centre-back's signature from Blackpool - only to drop him from the side after just three league starts.
Championship rivals Preston, who had tried to lure Gorkss to Deepdale in the close season, were believed to be interested in belatedly snaring their man on a loan deal last week.
But Gorkss, who reclaimed his place in the Rs team for their derby clashes with Charlton and Crystal Palace, told the Times: "I think there was loads of talk around, but I haven't personally spoken to anyone.
"I only just came here and I want to prove to everyone that I'm not a waste of time, that I deserve to be in this team and to be in the gaffer's plans for the future.
"To be honest, every footballer is frustrated when he isn't playing and happy when he is. Now I'm looking forward to every game and I want to stay happy for longer than I did before."
With Fitz Hall suspended and Matthew Connolly out injured, the Latvian international turned in a man of the match performance at Selhurst Park last weekend as Rangers picked up a useful point.
Nevertheless, the 0-0 draw meant their failure to score on the road in the Championship has now extended to seven matches since Martin Rowlands bagged the winner at Norwich in mid-September.
And Gorkss, like the rest of the QPR squad, is at a loss to understand the reason why a team in play-off contention appear incapable of hitting the net away from home.
He added: "The clean sheet is a little step to improvement in our away performances - at least we got a clean sheet and one point. Hopefully we can build on that and maybe even score some goals and win games!
"The boys have spoken about this and nobody really has the explanation for why this is happening. But now we have to prepare for Wolves on Saturday - they're the best team in the division, so it's going to be a big test for us.