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Bursaspor defender Ferdinand: I never wanted to leave QPR

Bursaspor defender Anton Ferdinand says he wanted to stay and fight against relegation with QPR.

Ferdinand has been playing on-loan in Turkey since January.

He told The Sun: "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.

"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."

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