Buzsaky plans to be at the centre of QPR promotion bid
By Ben Kosky AKOS Buzsaky finally has the central role he craves at QPR – now he plans to be at the hub of a promotion challenge next season. During his two and a half years at Loftus Road, the Hungarian midfielder has repeatedly been pressed into wide ro
By Ben Kosky
AKOS Buzsaky finally has the central role he craves at QPR - now he plans to be at the hub of a promotion challenge next season.
During his two and a half years at Loftus Road, the Hungarian midfielder has repeatedly been pressed into wide roles, especially under the reigns of Luigi de Canio and Jim Magilton.
But injuries during the final month of the campaign prompted current Rs boss Neil Warnock to shift Buzsaky into the centre of midfield, and the talented playmaker has every intention of staying there next year.
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"I'm a central midfielder and I always have been, this is my position," Buzsaky told the Times. "It's just that a few managers have put me wide.
"But that is where I feel comfortable and that's where I want to get my place in this team. I've had the chance to prove that I can play there and I think I've done OK, but of course I can play better.
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"I have another two years on my contract and I just want to relax and play. It's all about next season now - we have to go home and rest and then have a great pre-season.
"I know we say this every single year, but this time I believe that Neil has a good plan. He is always successful with his teams and he organises us well.
"If he can bring the right players in I'm sure we will push for promotion next season. But we've said this so many times - next season, next season - now we have to do it."
Buzsaky, who cost �500,000 from Plymouth, was - and arguably still is - the highest-profile signing Rangers made after the club's financial standing was transformed nearly three years ago.
He helped inspire the team away from the relegation zone to a 14th-place finish that season, but missed most of the following campaigsn due to ankle problems and then a cruciate ligament tear sustained during the Rs' Carling Cup defeat at Manchester United.
And there were fears that the midfielder might also have ended this season on a sour note when he crumpled to the turf midway through the first half of QPR's 1-0 defeat by champions Newcastle on Sunday.
"I just got a dead leg and it's very sore, but I'll be fine," added Buzsaky, who turns 28 later this week. "And I now have two months to recover!