AKOS Buzsaky thought his QPR career was over – now the midfielder is hell-bent on keeping his place in Mark Hughes' first-team.
The Hungarian starred in Saturday's 3-1 win against Wigan, scoring a stunning free-kick as Rangers climbed out of the Premier League drop zone.
However, the 29-year-old admitted he considered quitting Loftus Road earlier this month after growing frustrated with his lack of opportunities under Neil Warnock.
But Buzsaky has been handed a lifeline by new boss Hughes, and he insists he's ready to grab his chance with both hands.
He said: “In the Christmas period I wasn't even in the squad. I wasn't even travelling with the team. That was really hard and really testing for me.
“To be so low that I wasn't even travelling with the team has never happened to me in my life. But I'm strong enough mentally to get through that and I'm sure people can see that I was not going to give up.
“It was difficult not even being in the squad. For the home games I still came to watch and when the team were away at Swansea I watched on television. Even when I wasn't in the team, it's still my team.
“Of course, where you are sidelined that much you are thinking [of leaving]. I want to play football and if you're not playing and not in the plans you are thinking all sorts of things.
“But in football everything changes so quickly. There's no point thinking too much, you just need to give 100% on the training pitch and wait for your chance.”
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