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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Waddock on Langley, Santos, Kus & Rose (Ben Kosky, Kilburn Times)

Ben Konsky, Kilburn Times

Waiting game for Langley and Santos
March 2006 By Ben Kosky

UNSETTLED QPR duo Richard Langley and Georges Santos must wait until the summer to learn whether they have futures at Loftus Road.Langley, whose contract runs out at the end of the season, is unhappy at being left out of the starting line-up recently and was reported to be attracting interest from Championship rivals Luton last week.And Hull City's approach to borrow Santos until the end of the season was turned down by the Rs - but only because they need defensive cover until Matthew Rose recovers from an ankle injury.
The Frenchman has made just one brief substitute appearance since Gary Waddock took charge of the side in early February and, like Langley and three other first-team players, is out of contract in the summer.
Waddock - who has consistently stressed that he cannot offer new deals to players until his own position is clarified - observed: "I can only pick 11 players and keep those 11 happy."
Richard Langley's contract is up in the summer and his future will be decided at the end of the season. It's as simple as that and it's the same for the other players who are out of contract."If players are not playing, there will be interest in them, I'm sure. Every senior player wants to be in the team."T
here was interest in Georges before last week's deadline, but I had to make sure we had cover in that area and at the moment I don't feel we've got that."Georges hasn't been featuring in the side of late, but he's a good pro and a good trainer and I have to look at what's in the best interests of Queens Park Rangers."
Rose's injury is virtually certain to keep him out of action for Saturday's game against struggling Crewe, who remained bottom of the table after a 1-0 defeat at Preston on Tuesday.
And Waddock's options will not include on-loan defender Marcin Kus, who has yet to feature since his first-team debut at Leeds, in Ian Holloway's last game in charge."Kus is away on international duty this week," Waddock explained. "The World Cup's coming up and I don't want to stand in his way if he's got a chance of getting in the Polish squad."It's been a bit stop-start for him - he's played in the reserves and been injured - but it'd be nice to have a look at him before the end of the season and I intend to do that."
Rosey is still a concern - we need to know the full extent of the injury and we're waiting to see how it settles down. Everyone else is fighting fit, so we've got a decent group to pick from

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