Cook eyes Championship switch
Former QPR winger convinced he has a bright future
By Chris Galea. Last Updated: May 31, 2012 11:06pm
Lee Cook: Keen to join a Championship club and has not ruled out Charlton
Former Queens Park Rangers winger Lee Cook has set his sights on securing a move to a Championship club this summer.
The 29-year-old struggled to break into the first team at Loftus Road this season after making a full recovery from a long-term knee injury.
However, successful loan spells at Leyton Orient and Charlton put him in the shop window, with the experienced playmaker now a free agent.
He has now told Sky Sports that he is keen to return to the Premier League one day and prove his ability at the top level.
"I'm aiming for the Championship without a doubt because I know that I can still play in that division," he said.
"I'm confident of that happening from what my agent tells me, but I still have a lot of ambition and still want to be aiming for the Premier League again.
"I'm speaking to my agent every day, but a lot of the managers are away at the minute.
"Things will probably start to move again in the next couple of weeks and I'll keep ticking over fitness wise by going to the gym at QPR until I join a new club."
Cook ended the season by helping Charlton secure the League One title, making four appearances, and he has not ruled out a permanent switch to The Valley.
He said: "I went there when they were flying with them top of the league by a good eight points and I went to help them finish the job off.
"Powelly (Chris Powell) brought me in and told me that a few of the lads were struggling and I could help with their final push.
"I had a good few games down there and training was really good too, so it was a very enjoyable spell and a great way to end the season.
"The loan stints were my chance to prove to everybody that I was fully fit again because I'd been out for over a year and it was one of those where people were questioning how fit my leg was.
"I started every game whilst at Orient, with ten games in the space of two months, so it was a chance to prove my fitness and I feel I've done that now.
"I just can't wait to join a new club where I know I'll be for a good few years and be able to help them achieve promotion, which I've seen happen at two different clubs in the last few seasons."