Anton Ferdinand ready to return

QPR defender Anton FerdinandQPR defender Anton Ferdinand says he would be happy to return to Loftus Road and help them gain promotion next season.

Ferdinand was sent out to Bursaspor in January on a loan deal until the end of the season but he admits he was almost forced to move after Harry Redknapp had told him he was not in his plans.

The 28-year-old would like to have stayed at Loftus Road and is willing to return, he has one year left on his current deal, but he is unsure about what the future holds.

“I’ve been playing professional football for 10 years and had never been relegated. I know what it’s all about and I felt I had the right experience to give QPR,” Ferdinand told The Sun. “I didn’t want to go anywhere. I wanted to stay and fight.

“But the manager made it clear I wasn’t in his plans and when they accepted the offer from Bursaspor I had to take it. It’s great playing in Turkey but there’s still nothing like being in the Premier League.

“I’ve been watching out for QPR’s results every week. I’m still contracted to them for another season. Bursaspor have an option to buy me but if it’s decided I’m needed to help QPR get back up then that’s what I’ll do.”