Buz ready to sting old mates

By Ben Kosky AKOS Buszaky insists there will be no room for sentiment when he returns to Plymouth for the first time since severing ties with the Devon club. Buzsaky did play at Home Park during his initial loan spell with QPR in late 2007, just a few day

By Ben Kosky

AKOS Buszaky insists there will be no room for sentiment when he returns to Plymouth for the first time since severing ties with the Devon club.

Buzsaky did play at Home Park during his initial loan spell with QPR in late 2007, just a few days before completing a permanent switch to west London, but missed last season's clashes due to injury.

The Rangers midfielder dismisses bookies' predictions that his old club may be destined for the drop this season, but is determined to take three points off them on Saturday.


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"Plymouth is part of my life. I had a good two and a half years there and I enjoyed my time, but now I'm a QPR player and we're going there to beat them," Buzsaky declared.

"I had a good connection with the Plymouth fans and they understood that I always gave my best, but I felt it was time to go. It was a really good team but then Ollie [Ian Holloway] went and the players started to leave.

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"I don't think Plymouth are going to go down because they're better than that. They're a decent team, always good at home and it's hard to play against them because of the long journey, everyone gets tired.

"No-one knows who's going to win the league or go down - who thought Burnley were going to go up last year or Stoke before that? Who thought Norwich were going to go down?

"I hope I'll have a good reception from the Plymouth fans but if I don't, that's part of the game - and if they pick on one player, it's going to be me."

Buzsaky might well feel he has been singled out enough already after missing the start of last season with an ankle injury and then tearing his cruciate ligament just two months after returning to action.

And the 27-year-old, who completed his first full 90 minutes on Tuesday since that latter injury setback at Old Trafford, admits it will take him some time to fire on all cylinders again.

"I had two long-term injuries in a short time and of course I'm not in the best form because Blackpool was my first league game since November," said Buzsaky.

"But there's plenty of time to get better - you have to play a lot of games to reach the level you want. I believe when I'm in form I will score goals, but I'm not impatient.

"The whole squad changed when I was a new player - everyone at QPR was a new player. It would be very surprising if you could buy 11 new players and they win the Championship or any league.

"Football is a team sport and you have to know each other. That's why I'm optimistic this season - we have been together for more than a year and we should do well, we just have to build consistency."

QPR skipper Martin Rowlands remains doubtful for the trip to Home Park even though a scan on Monday revealed that the ankle injury he suffered against Blackpool was not a serious one.

Summer signing Alejandro Faurlin could be in line to make his competitive debut for the club, while Heidar Helguson and Adel Taarabt should both be in contention after missing the Carling Cup win at Exeter due to international commitments.

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