Former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas has said that he is confident of securing a new contract at Loftus Road.
The QPR midfielder has largely been used as a substitute by manager Harry Redknapp, but he feels that the club will decide to keep him at the end of the season.
Jenas is one of the high earning players in the squad. It is expected that QPR may consider extending his contract only they are promoted to the Premier league because they will not be able to sustain his wages for long in the Championship.
Jenas recently scored in the 2-1 win over Derby, which helped the club sustain their challenge for a promotion push. The poor form of the table leaders Burnley in recent weeks could be taken advantage by QPR if they continue this great form – according to the liverpool t-shirt website, they are now second favourites to take the title.
Jenas has said that he is aware that QPR have a very big squad, which means he cannot play in every match. He is not grudging at the fact that Redknapp has not used him as much as he would have liked to, but he is ready to help the team when called upon.
“I’ve had to wait patiently and I’ve been very frustrated at not playing. I got my chance against Wigan due to Joey [Barton] being suspended, and I played well enough to keep my position in the team for the weekend. I got my goal and I was pleased with my performance. We have a big squad and there are players to come back. As long as I am part of the team that wins the league, that’s all I’m bothered about,” said Jenas.
Jenas has also recalled that there are several players at QPR, who are coming to the end of their contracts. QPR are third in the Championship table and have suffered just one defeat this season.