Faurlin would sign new QPR deal ‘without a doubt’
PUBLISHED: 10:00 11 October 2013
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Alejandro Faurlin has vowed to continue fighting for his place in the QPR side after forcing his way back into manager Harry Redknapp’s plans.
Argentine midfielder Faurlin appeared surplus to requirements at Loftus Road last season, spending the second half of the campaign on loan at Serie A side Palermo.
However, he has featured six times so far this season, starting the recent wins over Barnsley and Middlesbrough, and keeping summer signing Karl Henry out of the side.
Faurlin accepts that he faces plenty of competition in central midfield, with the likes of Jermaine Jenas and Samba Diakite waiting in the wings, but he is determined to keep his place.
“It is a massive squad, in my position we have two or three options,” Faurlin said. “As a player you always want to play, but you have to fight for that.
“I just try to work hard and show the manager that he can come to me. I wasn’t expecting to start the season against Sheffield Wednesday and play in the [Capital One] Cup.
“You need to find a way to get into the team. You could see, against Yeovil, JJ [Jermaine Jenas] played in the middle and was perfect, but the next game he found himself on the bench. You have to be ready because the gaffer trusts everyone.”
Faurlin also revealed that the arrival of youngster Tom Carroll on loan from Tottenham at the start of the season has inspired him to improve his own game.
He added: “I am probably the same as Tom Carroll, but Tom is playing there. So you have to do something to try to get in the team as well, you can’t just wait for him to be out. My game has never been about getting into the box – now I have to try to score and do that part as well.”
Faurlin is inside the final year of his contract, and is keen to sign a new deal which would keep him and his family settled in London.
However, he admitted that a failure to secure a regular spot in the side could see him depart.
“As a professional I am happy here. If they ask me to sign I will sign without a doubt,” he said. “I look forward to staying in England. My son is in school now, and I have to think of him.
“But at 27 you want to be relaxed, with a contract, not in the last year. If I play my part it will not be a problem finding a club. If you are not playing you try to go somewhere else – that is normal.”
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