Queens Park Rangers' veteran midfielder Shaun Derry has spoken out, amid reports linking him with a switch to fellow London club Millwall.

Derry is now 35 and although he remains committed to the cause at Loftus Road, he admits that a loan move to Millwall would interest him, provided it offered him more first-team opportunities.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Derry said: "I spent quite a lot of last year on the bench watching from the sidelines, and I'm a footballer who likes to play football.

"If there was to be an opportunity for me to play elsewhere then that is something I'd really have to look into quite deeply, but as it stands at the moment I am a QPR player and a very committed one."

Derry featured for 30 minutes as a second-half substitute as Harry Redknapp's QPR won 2-0 away at League Two side Exeter City in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.

The former Crystal Palace man went on record to say that he has held discussions with the R's manager over where his future lies, and revealed he is not averse to moving clubs in order to ensure that he was provided with adequate game time in the latter stages of his career.

"I don't want to be wasting my final years, not that I feel I am anywhere near the scrapheap, but for the short-term playing games is really at the forefront of my mind," Derry added.

"I really missed playing a number of games last season. If, and it is a big if, I was to be given an opportunity at Millwall or anywhere else for that matter, it is something I would definitely have to look into."

 

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