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Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 November 2005, 17:33 GMT
Milanese happy with central role
Mauro Milanese
Milanese joined QPR in the summer
QPR defender Mauro Milanese says he is ready to play as a centre-back again if manager Ian Holloway needs him to.

The experienced Italian was moved into the middle from left-back when Georges Santos limped out of Saturday's 2-2 draw against Hull.

"I've mostly played at left-back but I have played as a centre-back in Italy and am happy to play there," he said.

"It's a position I feel comfortable in and if the manager asks me to play there that is no problem."

Milanese returned to the Rangers side at the weekend after a spell out of the first team.

His display impressed Holloway, who has hinted that the former Perugia man may feature at centre-back again.

"What a performance that was - it looks like we've found a centre-back there," said Holloway.

Milanese was brought to QPR by chairman Gianni Paladini.

He has started just six league matches but insists he does not regret moving to west London.

"I like London and I like it at QPR," said the 34-year-old.

"Every player wants to play but I have never been the type to complain to the gaffer when I'm not in the team.

"I am a professional. I work hard, wait for my chance and then try to play well when I'm picked.

"I am happy at QPR and want to be here next season as well."


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