Akos asks QPR for Premier League opportunity

AKOS Buzsaky insists he is good enough to play for QPR in the Premier League next season.

Widely seen as Rangers’ star man before injury problems and the arrival of Adel Taarabt, Buzsaky has been something of a bit-part player during the club’s promotion campaign.

Buzsaky was due to meet manager Neil Warnock this week, amid rumours the Hungarian playmaker could be among several players who will be told they are not in the manager’s plans.

“I have faith in my own ability and would love to play for QPR in the Premier League,” said Buzsaky.

“That’s what I came here for, but since then I have been unlucky with injuries and the club has also been through some difficult times.

“Now I am fit, QPR have won promotion – which I always believed we could in the end – and obviously I want to play a part in the future.”

Buzsaky, who recently turned 29, was one of the first arrivals at Rangers following the sale of the club to Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone in 2007.

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The former Plymouth player has been hampered by ankle and knee problems, but was regarded as a first-choice player by Warnock before the start of the season.

He would have been selected for the opening game against Barnsley, but suffered a knock ahead of the game and his place went to Shaun Derry – who was, ironically, signed as a squad player but went on to be an almost ever-present and enjoyed a fantastic season.

“It’s up to the manager, of course. If he calls on me then it’s up to me to perform,” Buzsaky added.

“After my injuries, pre-season will be important for me. I do believe that after a good pre-season I can show my best form.

“I just want to celebrate this promotion and then have the best pre-season I can, so that I’m fully fit and ready to play if the manager picks me.”