Rob Green has vowed he won’t ‘beg’ for a new QPR contract - but like a dozen others at the club is in the dark over his future.
Rangers’ record keeper is 34 tomorrow and will have just enough time to blow out the candles before Rs try to blow away Huddersfield at home.
However, Green insists there has been no new offer, hinted or otherwise, even though his current deal is up in the summer.
The man with the gloves also revealed he has little or no sympathy from the club’s other star shot-stopper left out in the January cold.
This time last year, Green rued the day he joined Rs while Julio Cesar lorded it between the sticks.
Twelve months on and it is Brazil’s number one desperate to find a new club before summer’s World Cup.
“In terms of feeling sorry for him, I’ve never really thought about it,” Green said.
“I didn’t ask anyone to feel sorry for me last year. I was still getting my wage and my livelihood for coming in, training and keeping fit. As frustrating and as difficult as it was, it’s not an outpouring of emotion. It’s part and parcel of football.
“If they’d said they were signing Julio Cesar, I probably wouldn’t have come.”
Green kept eight clean sheets in the first two-and-a-bit months of the season and surpassed the previous shutout best, but has a six-month wait before discovering his fate.
He said: “Would I like a new contract? Absolutely. But I’m not going to beg, and it’s at the club’s discretion.
“It’s one of those things where if you start worrying about contracts, you waste energy.
“If you were talking to me 10 years ago I would have come up with a different answer. In an ideal scenario, you would like it to happen. But these things don’t always pan out.”
Green also revealed an England call-up for the World Cup is in the lap of the gods – or rather coach Roy Hodgson's, and the keeper has no idea of how others in the frame are performing.
Assuming, Joe Hart is a shoo-in, the remaining two spots are nominally between Ben Foster, just back from injury, and untried and untested Fraser Forster playing for SPL Celtic.
Green remained unmoved.
“It’s something that’s going on elsewhere,” he said.
“I’m paid to come out on a Saturday and do well, and that’s what I want to keep doing. If that culminates in selection then amazing, if it doesn’t then that’s not something I can worry about really. I have an eight-month-old baby girl and a two and a half-year-old boy, so I have other things going on.”