QPR recruit Chery discusses his best position ahead of Championship kick-off
PUBLISHED: 10:00 06 August 2015
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Tjaronn Chery has urged Chris Ramsey to unleash him in the No10 role this season as he looks to bring his scoring touch to the Championship.
Chery scored 15 goals in 36 games for Groningen in the Eredivisie last season, and wants to replicate that form as QPR try to return to the Premier League.
Following his move to Loftus Road on a three-year deal, the Dutchman said his most effective displays come in an advanced role just behind the striker.
“Number 10 is the best position for me I think,” Chery said. “When the striker comes short I like to go in behind him and use my pace to get into scoring positions. I like to play wide and in the box too.
“What you will see from me is that I am a player who likes to go for every ball and always wants to shoot when the goal is in sight.”
For all his scoring ability, however, the Dutch ace knows he faces a completely different kind of test in England’s toughest league.
He added: “I have to see how I will cope with it [the Championship]. I see that it’s a physical league and you have to work very hard.
“When you’re a small player like myself you’re not always the most physical. I want to see what it’s like in the first game [against Charlton]. I think it’s going to be good though.”
Chery believes his best years are still ahead of him, and warned QPR’s rivals in the Championship he will only get better.
“When I played in Holland after two years I always wanted the next step, and this is why I came to this club now,” he said.
“I’ve just had two very good seasons but I am not at my peak yet – I know I can get better now I’m playing here in England.
“For me it’s important that I play every game and then maybe after two or three years – I signed here for three seasons – I want one more step. I think it’s possible, that’s why I’ve come here.”
The 27-year-old revealed that after a discussion with the club’s director of football, Les Ferdinand, it was an easy decision for him to join QPR.
He said: “It’s very nice to be here. It’s a big club and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to play here.
“I knew early on QPR were interested in me and after that I spoke with Les Ferdinand and he gave me a very good feeling about the club.
“He told me about the manager and how he likes to play football and how the club works. That gave me a good feeling to come to QPR.”
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