Robert Green prepared to stay at relegated QPR and fight for place

QPR keeper Rob Green. Photo: PA

Robert Green insists he is happy to stay at relegated QPR and fight for a starting place.

The 33-year-old joined the Hoops last summer and was soon followed to the club by Brazil international Julio Cesar, who spent much of the season as first-choice goalkeeper.

With Cesar expected to leave Loftus Road in the summer, Green ended the season as number one and is now readying himself to play in the Championship.

"I see my future wherever I am told it is really," he told the club's official website, www.qpr.co.uk.

"Life of a keeper, particularly an English one, is very different to an outfield player where you get 25 squad places with rotation and maybe European games if you are at one of the bigger clubs.

"You get the need for a lot of players whereas with a keeper there are not many teams where you have two first choice keepers - here is one of them.

"You see people saying it is up to us if we stay or go but sometimes it really isn't.

"If I get told I am here next season then I am here next season and I will do my utmost for the team.

"If I get told I am here next season and I am on the bench then that is my life and you have got to take it how it is.

"That is something I have learned from this season as much as anything that it is not all laid for you on a red carpet."