Gabriele Angella admits he wasn't happy at Queens Park Rangers until recently

Gabriele Angella has played in Queens Park Rangers's last two matches.

Gabriele Angella has admitted to the Kilburn Times that he was not happy at Queens Park Rangers until recently.

The Watford loanee dropped out of favour at Loftus Road after Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink took charge, and he only played four times in league from the start of October to February.

However, Angella has now started in QPR’s last two matches - against Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham City - and he has helped the side pick up four points.

Angella’s performances in the heart of Rangers’ defence have caught the eye, and the Italian defender says he is much happier now he is in the starting line-up.

“Until now I had not played a lot. When you don’t play, you are not happy – this is normal. But you can’t let this affect you too much and you must fight on,” he said.

“We have a lot of good players in the team and we have different qualities, so it has been hard to get in the team.

“I feel my chance has now come though, so I will continue to do my very best. Defensively we have been good in the last couple of games and I have been a part of the side, so that is pleasing.”

Rangers’ last two performances have been some of their most impressive during Hasselbaink’s time in charge so far.

The Dutch boss has made a rather slow start at Loftus Road, winning just three of his 15 matches in charge.

However, the point QPR collected from Hillsborough against Wednesday was highly credible, and their victory over Birmingham was even more impressive.

The Blues have been challenging for the play offs all season, but they were totally outplayed by Rangers.

QPR’s next match comes against Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday, and Angella looks likely to retain his place of that fixture.

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