I’ll stay put! Jermaine Jenas wouldn’t desert QPR in the Championship
QPR midfielder Jermaine Jenas vows to stay at the Hoops even if Harry Redknapp's men are relegated from the Premier League
Jermaine Jenas has vowed to stay at Queens Park Rangers even if the Hoops are relegated to the Championship.
The 30-year-old has been one of the west London side’s standout performers since completing a free transfer from Tottenham Hotspur in January, scoring two goals in six appearances.
Jenas, who signed a 18 month deal at Loftus Road, is desperate to break back into the England set-up despite nearing the twilight of his career after a three-year absence.
Despite previous England managers being reluctant to call up players competing in the Championship, Jenas insists he will stay at QPR after Harry Redknapp’s men edged closer to relegation following a 1-1 draw with Wigan Athletic on Sunday.
“Look at some of the players that have drifted out of the system and come back into it – the likes of Scott Parker. He is two years older than me and still getting picked,” said Jenas.
“Thinking about age, there is Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard who are a little bit older than me but still in the team and although there are young players coming through, there is always the question of whether they are good enough.
“As long as I maintain my performances and keep myself fit, I would like to think that I would always be in the background of the manager’s thoughts.”
He added: “Everybody wants to be in the Premier League, but I am very happy at QPR.
“The club and fans have taken to me very well and we will cross that bridge if we come to it, but I would love to stay.
“Everyone at the club has accepted me, taken me after I was not in a great place in my career. QPR probably took a chance on me and it would be very harsh for me to go anywhere else.”