Alex McCarthy might be frustrated at not playing as much for QPR as he would have liked to but the goalkeeper knows current number one Rob Green has done little wrong to merit replacing.
The 25-year-old has made two Premier League appearances all season; in the 3-2 defeat to Liverpool and he came off the bench in the 2-1 win over Newcastle following Green's head injury.
McCarthy also turned out for Reading against Newport County in the League Cup before featuring in the 3-0 FA Cup reverse at home to Sheffield United.
Despite conceding 65 goals this campaign, Green has emerged from the season with his reputation enhanced and McCarthy knows that.
He said: “Rob's been excellent. He's got high standards. He pushes himself and all of us and is why he's had a great career. I'd like to follow in those footsteps.
“He's got a lot of experience and there has been stuff I have learned. It's a great group to be training with and we push each other to get to the next level.
“The manager picks the team and Rob has had a good season. He's done really well. There's been no thought to drop him.
“I'll be friends with Rob. We have been since I've been playing. He's helped me out a lot and I always look up to him.”
McCarthy, though is not prepared to warm the bench for much longer though and will want a chance next year.
He said: “It's been a frustrating season for me this season; not playing as much as I wanted to having played it last season so we'll have to address it at the end of the season.”