Rob Green admits he was disappointed not to leave Queens Park Rangers in January


Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Rob Green has not played for the club since 1st January 2016.

Rob Green has told Sky Sports News, which was broadcast on 4th May, that he never had the chance to simply terminate his contract at Queens Park Rangers.

Green has not played for QPR since January, as the club do not want to activate a clause in his contract which would lead to him being offered a one-year extension.

If Green plays 30 times for QPR this season, the London side are obliged to hand him a new deal, but they have decided that they want to look in another direction.

The experienced goalkeeper has, therefore, been in the background for a considerable period of time - and he admits that it has been frustrating.

“The decision was made at the start of January, with a view to me getting a move in that transfer window,” he said, when asked whether he terminated his contract was ever a possibility. “A couple of things came about, but they never came to fruition, which was disappointing.

“It’s been a frustrating time and one which took me a while to get my head around, but taking a break from playing games has perhaps done me a good thing and reinvigorated me. It’s been a frustrating time, but one where I’ve been able to take a break from football and find life outside of it.”

Green is one of nine QPR players whose contracts expire at the end of the season, and he is set to be let go.

QPR are looking to create a much younger squad, with many of their top earners likely to depart.

Since dropping out of the team, Green has been replaced by Alex Smithies, who has performed admirably.

QPR also signed Matt Ingram from Wycombe Wanderers in January, and he looks set to be the club’s back up choice.

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