NEDUM Onuoha has finally ended up where he wants to be – in the centre of QPR’s defence.
The Manchester-born player was shifted from right to left and back again last season in a doomed campaign, but is determined to hang on to his place in the centre alongside Clint Hill after a winning start in the Championship.
The honest Onuoha admitted he was keen to stay in the Premier League, but the salve to the sting of relegation is being at a club with new spirit and renewed hope.
“I’m a defender apparently,” he joked. “I do prefer playing central defence, and that’s where I came through in the academy.
“But as long as you’re in the team you can’t complain.
“To be honest, everyone wants to play in the Premier League and Saturday was my first match out of that division.
“You can think as much as you want (about staying in the top flight), but if no-one’s interested, then I’ve got a club here and I really enjoy it and playing with the players that are here.
“I’m not breaking my neck to get away, but as soon as the club tell me I’m not needed, I’ll be on my way.”