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Monday, 2 December, 2002, 07:47 GMT
Ainsworth eyes QPR switch
Wimbledon winger Gareth Ainsworth believes he could be the answer to QPR manager Ian Holloway's problems.

Holloway is under pressure following a dismal run of results.

One of his problems is a shortage of natural wide players, which Ainsworth feels he can solve.

I'm still only 29 and am desperate to play first-team football

Gareth Ainsworth

The Blackburn-born 29-year-old was last week told he can leave Wimbledon on loan.

He has been kept out of the Dons first-team by highly-rated youngster Jobi McAnuff.

And Ainsworth says he would welcome a move to Loftus Road.

"QPR would be ideal for me. They get good crowds and I've met Ian Holloway before," he said.

"If he's looking for a wide player I'm an old-fashioned winger and an adopted Londoner, so it would really suit me.

"I just want to play. I'm not happy playing in the reserves and I'm hoping someone will come in for me now Wimbledon have said I can go out on loan."

Signed from Port Vale for 2million in 1998, Ainsworth is now fit again after a shoulder injury.

But McAnuff, who has attracted interest from Portsmouth and Tottenham, has become a regular in the Wimbledon side.

"I feel I've been unlucky," Ainsworth added.

"Now I'm fit again I've got this really good youngster in front of me.

"But I'm still only 29 and am desperate to play first-team football in front of a crowd, instead of playing in the reserves.

"I've had a fantastic rapport with fans wherever I've played and it's something I thrive on. I miss that and it's frustrating."

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