Rob Green thought his days at Loftus Road were numbered – now he is within touching distance of QPR’s all-time record for successive clean sheets.
The 33-year-old keeper could equal the club best of seven in a row held by Peter Springett and Reg Allen, against Middlesbrough on Saturday.
It is a dramatic turnaround for the former Norwich and West Ham man, who endured a nightmare debut season in W12 following the arrival of Julio Cesar.
However, Green insists he is ready to sacrifice personal glory if it means Rangers stay top of the Championship pile.
He said: “Last season was tough and no fun in any respect. There were some low points, but you get challenges in your career. It wasn’t going the way I wanted.
“After relegation the manager told me he wanted me to play this year. He’s been true to his word.
“Playing games is good, that’s my job. It’s pleasing to keep clean sheets but we’re not getting carried away with the relative success we’ve had in a short space of time.
“I don’t want to tempt providence (about the record). If it came off we would still be looking forward to the next game.
“It’s not a priority, the result’s the most important thing. I would take a 4-1 win over a clean sheet.”