The Fantasy Football Club: QPR goalkeeper Rob Green chats to Fenners and Merse
Rob Green tells The Fantasy Football Club he's relishing his role in QPR's strong start to the season.
Last Updated: 20/09/13 12:07pm
The 33-year-old lost his place to Julio Cesar in the Premier League last season following the Brazilian's arrival from Inter Milan.
But Green has forced his way back into the QPR starting XI, despite the Brazilian international remaining at the club following his failure to secure a move away from Loftus Road over the summer.
Green has kept five clean sheets for QPR this season as Harry Redknapp's side have risen to the summit of the Championship as they chase an immediate return to the Premier League.
The former West Ham goalkeeper is enjoying playing regularly again but insists much of the credit for QPR's strong defensive showing so far must go to their back four of Richard Dunne, Danny Simpson, Clint Hill and Nedum Onuoha.
"I am enjoying playing and being back in the team," he told The Fantasy Football Club. "It has been a different team this season and we have a good bunch of lads playing.
"The defence has been fantastic. We've brought in Richard Dunne and Manu is obviously with us and Clint and Danny Simpson has come in as well. The lads just in front of me have been outstanding.
"In the last couple of games I have had so little to do. Hopefully that continues."
Green denied there had been any rift with Cesar - who remains Brazil's No1 and is desperate to retain that shirt for next year's World Cup in his homeland - since the former Inter Milan goalkeeper arrived in London.
"He is such a nice guy that it is difficult to have a bad relationship with him," Green said. "You get over the disappointment and you get on with the training.
"I don't think that it helps anyone if you have a relationship like [Jens] Lehman and [Manuel] Almunia at Arsenal, where they didn't speak. That can't be good for anyone. You have to share, talk and enjoy training.
"You get the most from training when you enjoy it. If that improves the other guy or the team then so be it. It is your job and you are there to help the team. As much as you hate it you have to get on and do it."