Last Updated: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 12:03
Robert Green says the heartache of being relegated with West Ham is driving him on to help keep QPR up this season.
Two years ago, the former England stopper was part of the Hammers' side which lost seven of their last eight matches of the season to lose their place in the top flight under Avram Grant.
The 33-year-old finds himself in a similar situation this time around as, despite spending plenty of money over the last few years or so, they currently sit bottom of the table and are one of the favourites to be relegated.
With them seven points adrift of safety, things don't look good for the R's but Green says his experiences at Upton Park have made him even more determined to avoid the pain of another relegation.
"It was frustrating, sad, but the writing was on the wall," the goalkeeper said. "As players you could go out and try to play, but you need guidance and someone to lead you. It was physically and emotionally draining.
"In the end it wasn't enough to keep us up, but the situation was, in my opinion, avoidable."
Despite their plight, Harry Redknapp's men still have plenty of chances to save themselves and punters may choose to use their free bet to back them to gain all three points when they travel to local rivals Fulham on Monday.
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