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Published On: Sun, Oct 26th, 2014

I am happy at QPR – McCarthy

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QPR goalkeeper, Alex McCarthy has no regrets about choosing Barclays Premier League basement boys QPR over Champions League club Liverpool.

Liverpool inflicted a last-gasp defeat on QPR last Sunday as McCarthy made his debut and Rangers endured a challenging week as a result of manager Harry Redknapp’s public spat with Adel Taarabt over the playmaker’s weight.

Despite the week’s events, McCarthy, who signed from Reading in August, insisted he is happy at Loftus Road as he prepared for Monday’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa.

I don’t regret the decision I have made up to now,’ said the 24-year-old, who worked under Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers when the pair were at Reading. ‘Harry was a big part of me coming here. The things he said to me swayed my decision.

‘I spoke to both managers and everything the gaffer here said to me I liked, and that’s why I’m here now. ‘Coming to a new club you want to get your first game under your belt and I’m over the moon to get that first game out of the way.

‘The main focus for me now is to keep training hard week in, week out and give the manager a decision to make.’ Rob Green has recovered from illness and could displace McCarthy against Villa.

McCarthy is happy with the competition provided by the former England goalkeeper as he bids to match his manager’s prediction of future international honours.


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