Ramage sets sights on return
QPR defender Peter Ramage is desperate to see some involvement before the end of the season.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 15/04/11 1:05pm
QPR defender Peter Ramage is desperate to see some involvement before the end of the season as he closes in on his comeback from injury.
The former Newcastle full-back has been sidelined since mid-September after picking up a cruciate problem during the Hoops' 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough.
But the 27-year-old is keen to end his injury nightmare and return to first-team action as soon as possible to help Championship leaders Rangers secure automatic promotion and the league title this season.
Ramage told skysports.com: "I'm ready now to be honest because I've missed so much football this season, with Monday night not coming soon enough for me, but obviously the boys are firing on all cylinders at the moment and it is up to the gaffer when he wants to throw me into the mix.
"I'd love to get involved as much as I can before the season ends and the sooner the better for me personally.
"I got a reserve game under my belt on Tuesday, so hopefully now I've done that I can get a couple more in and get the chance to play for the first team again this season.
"That is all up to the gaffer though really and all I can do is get as much reserve game time as I can under my belt."
The Hoops could wrap up promotion to the top-flight on Monday night with a win over Derby at Loftus Road, depending on the weekend's results.
But Ramage does not expect their Championship rivals to do them any favours at this stage in the season.
He added: "Obviously getting promotion and the title wrapped up is a case of sooner the better for us, but it won't be easy for us because the sides below us are pushing hard and every side that we come up against will be making it as hard as possible for us.
"We'd love to do it in front of our home fans, but it is just important for us to get the three points on Monday night and push on from there really."