Jake Bidwell is happy to be seen as 'Mr Dependable' at QPR but wants to be more than just that.
The 23-year-old is a consistent performer and his reliability has impressed Rangers fans.
Bidwell has always sought to be more than a seven out of 10 player and is always looking to add more to his game.
He said: “I don't read the papers or anything like that so I wouldn't know but I've always said that needs to be my base.
“If I can be consistent and reliable and add bits and pieces here and there. I'll continue working hard to do that. If that's what people think, that's good to know.”
That level of consistency is something Bidwell wants to push on as the season draws towards a close and come back next year a better player.
He added: “The more you push your consistency level to a higher consistency level that's when you go to the next level.
“If you can add a stepover to your game that's going to help you but if you do it and it costs you a goal then it's not improving your consistency or your game.
“It's consistency but it's about pushing your level of consistency. You want to push to become an eight out of 10. I'll carry on looking to improve.”
Bidwell believes he is a better player for his season at QPR and he will leave no stone unturned to shine for Rangers between now and the end of the season.
He added: “I'd like to think I've improved since I've started and keep on improving moving forward.
“You've got to manage yourself and live your life properly. In April, there's a game most midweeks.
“You have to live your life properly and give yourself the best chance to perform twice or three times a week.”
QPR have seen players lured by the trappings of a professional footballer but the Rangers full back is the last person to be caught out by those with making the best of his career the main objective.
Bidwell said: “I never thought of it like that. I wanted to play football and wanted to do well. There are things that come with that.
“I was never motivated by it (money). I wanted to do well and succeed and push myself as far as I can go. I'll keep doing that as long as I can play.”
The full back's role has changed in recent years with an attacking full back now preferred to one who is more defensive and Bidwell knows it is performing in the final third that is the difference between a good left back and a great one.
He added: “I think, to get to the top of the game, it's the quality in the final third that people seem to be looking for so assists and crosses and helping the team moving forward.
“You have to do your defending but to make it to the elite level you need to have the quality in the final third.”
He explained further: “You can't just bomb forward when you're under pressure. I've played enough games now to know when the time is right to bomb forward or keep it tight. It's game dependent and situation dependent.”
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