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Austin: I’d love to stay at QPR but want a crack at promotion

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Charlie Austin says he would really like to stay at QPR – if the membership are critical about difficult for promotion subsequent season.

Rangers have been a lot improved for the reason that striker was signed on mortgage from West Brom for a second spell at Loftus Road.

Austin and on-loan Fulham midfielder Stefan Johansen have helped elevate the workforce into the highest half of the desk.

That has raised hopes that Rangers could possibly be contenders subsequent yr if the present squad stays intact.

Austin turns 32 this summer season, when his West Brom contract expires – though the Midlands membership have an possibility to prolong the deal by a yr.

He is not sure what he future holds but is adamant he desires to be chasing promotion subsequent season.

“I used to be introduced in, the identical as Stefan, to get the membership out of the place they have been in,” mentioned Austin.

“Would I stay? Of course, but it’s received to be about ambition for the membership to push on and have a go subsequent yr at getting promoted.

“Would I like to stay? Of course, if the chance is there. But all of it comes down to what the membership want to do.

“I want to have a go and be in a workforce that’s successful video games of soccer – just about what we’ve been doing.

“I want to have a go at getting a workforce again into the Premier League after which who is aware of what occurs after that. I want to be preventing with a workforce to get promotion.”

Austin has scored six targets in 17 appearances since his return to west London and 54 in 106 video games for QPR in complete.

He has just lately endured a barren spell by his requirements, scoring simply as soon as in his previous seven outings.

And he’ll now miss three matches after being suspended for stamping on Nottingham Forest’s Ryan Yates.

But this time round his affect on different gamers – off in addition to on the pitch – has been essential.

“Of course I’d have preferred to have scored greater than I’ve,” Austin admitted.

“But I’ve performed a utterly totally different half to my first spell. I’ve come again and appeared to have helped a little bit extra.

“I’m a lot higher as a participant and a particular person and that’s in all probability what the membership wanted at the time.”