QPR defender Tal Ben Haim out to grab chance if Ryan Nelsen makes exit

Last Updated: 08/01/13 2:49pm

Tal Ben Haim says he is ready to play a key role for Queens Park Rangers in their battle for Premier League survival.

Ben Haim recently joined QPR on a short-term deal until the end of the season following a successful trial with the club.

He is determined to stay up and intends to seize any opportunity given to him by boss Harry Redknapp.

"I am ready, that is what I came for, to play to help the team, and every chance that the manager gives me I have to take it," he told Sky Sports News.

Ben Haim could get a run in the side as Ryan Nelsen looks set to leave the club to become coach of Toronto FC, and the Israeli admits his departure would be a big blow.

"He is a leader, a very good player and everyone loved him at the club and hoped he would stay," said Ben Haim.

"Every game I went to watch I saw him give everything for the club, and we need players like him."