Midfielder puts transfer saga behind him to take key role for QPR

Faurlin thriving in Rs’ new-look midfield

Alejandro Faurlin was quick to hail the impact of QPR’s summer signings on Saturday, but it is little wonder the Argentinian midfielder himself has drawn praise from Neil Warnock.

After Shaun Wright-Phillips stole the headlines against Newcastle United on Monday night, two more new arrivals – Joey Barton and DJ Campbell – found the net against Wolves.

Warnock admitted the squad has been ‘transformed’ since Tony Fernandes completed his takeover and allowed the manager to bring in almost an entire new team, and yet it is the form of some of his more established players which is arguably more pleasing.

Faurlin is one such player - the Argentinian midfielder says he is on top of his game, with the controversy last season surrounding the third-party payments involving his transfer from Instituto de Cordoba - which could have cost QPR their promotion - now a distant memory.

“It was tough having all that stuff in the press, so much negativity,” said Faurlin, who scored QPR’s second goal in the Midlands after Barton had opened the scoring. “But I kept focused, working hard on the pitch and now things are better – they’ve changed.

“I’m happy with the way I’m playing. I got forward well too [against Wolves]. If the team plays well, I’ll play well and that makes me happy.

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“It was a great performance. We played some fantastic football in the first half, dominated and could have had a couple more. In the second half, we were very solid, got another goal and an important win.

“Two years ago I was playing in the second division in Argentina and now I’m playing in the Premier League – the best league in the world. I’ve got to enjoy it as much as possible.

“Yes I have dreams but now it’s about making sure I’m in the starting XI so I can get more experienced in the Premier League.

“Football’s crazy – you never know what is going to happen to you next.”

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