Cook delays loan switch
Queens Park Rangers winger Lee Cook says any potential loan switch will have to wait for a few weeks.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 08/03/11 2:49pm
Queens Park Rangers winger Lee Cook insists any potential loan switch will have to wait for a few weeks as he aims to reach full fitness.
The 28-year-old has made just one appearance for the Hoops this season, back in January, after taking time out to strengthen his knee after a series of long-term injuries.
However, with the current loan window set to close at the end of March, the former Fulham man says he is still eager to get regular games under his belt when fully fit.
"I've been struggling a little with some niggling injuries for the past few weeks, so it has been one of those where I didn't want to go out on loan when not fully fit," Cook, who had been wanted by Sheffield Wednesday, told skysports.com.
"I had another injection last Friday, so I'm waiting for that to settle down and then hopefully I can get back to 100%.
"I'm running out of weeks, but the gaffer still wants me to go out for a month and that is still the plan.
"I'm just concentrating on getting myself back 100% fit again because recently I've been picking up little niggles, which you expect having been out for so long.
"It is hard to get back playing regularly again without picking up the odd injury, such as little strains, with a bit of bruising around my knee and a back strain recently, but I'm outside running again and not too far away.
"I'd imagine that it would just be for a month to get me some game time before finishing the season back here, but it is all about finding the right club that are in the right position in the table to go to.
"If a team is either fighting for promotion or battling to avoid relegation then it might not be the place for me because I'm only looking to be there for a month, so ideally it would be a team sitting pretty in mid-table.
"I'm hoping that something happens before the end of this month, but I'm just focused on getting myself fit and ready for that to happen at the moment."