QPR’s Junior Hoilett determined to help Hoops avoid relegation
QPR forward Junior Hoilett says he doesn't want to go through the pain of relegation again after leaving Blackburn in the summer
Junior Hoilett is determined to help Queens Park Rangers stay in the Premier League after experiencing the pain of relegation with Blackburn Rovers last season.
The 22-year-old has made just nine Premier League starts for the Hoops after completing a move to the west London side from Ewood Park in August.
Hoilett scored seven goals for Rovers last term but the winger was unable to help Steve Kean’s men steer clear of the bottom three.
The forward, who is back in first-team contention at QPR after a recent hamstring injury, is relishing his chance to fire Harry Redknapp’s side to safety ahead of their clash against Manchester United at Loftus Road on Saturday.
“I want to help the team get the results we need. I haven’t been able to do that when I’m on the sidelines,” he said.
“It’s not a good feeling getting relegated. I know what it’s like so it gives me extra drive to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
He added: “I started training last week, so I’ve been doing some rehab and strength work and hopefully be ready for the next match [against Manchester United].
“It’s been really frustrating, especially when a new manager comes in and you can’t show him what you can do because of injuries.
“I’ve struggled with the same hamstring problem. Hopefully it’s sorted now and I can get going. I feel I’m over it now.
“It’s been difficult. I came back from injury and got my chance, then got injured again. I’ve just had to stay focused and hopefully get going again.”