Routledge eyes QPR joy
Wayne Routledge is aiming for the tonic of a morale boosting second Championship winners' medal with QPR.
By Soriebah Kajue
Last Updated: 13/02/11 3:11pm
Wayne Routledge is aiming for the tonic of a morale boosting second Championship winners' medal with QPR after being shown the door by Alan Pardew at Newcastle.
Pardew wasted no time in dispatching the diminutive winger to the second tier of the English game upon taking the reins at St James' Park in December.
Yet, Routledge has found solace with Neil Warnock's league leaders where he has been given a platform to display his talents.
"The new manager came in and made it clear I was not part of his plans. I was fine being at Newcastle and I was involved in the team, although not as much as I would have liked, but I was enjoying it," the 26-year-old told skysports.com.
"But when it was made clear to me that I wouldn't be involved much, than I made a decision to come somewhere where I could play football.
"That's all I want to do is play and enjoy the game. Coming here has given a chance to do that."
The former England Under-21 international won the Championship title last year with Newcastle and earned promotion earlier in his career with Crystal Palace.
"I know what it takes to win this league," he added. "It's a nice honour to have two promotions in two seasons, but for me it's about settling down and I thought that I had done that at Newcastle.
"I'm still a Newcastle player. I fully enjoyed my time at Newcastle and intend on going back there but every manager has own opinion on players and the game."