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Park accused of 'pay-day' hunt

Former QPR midfielder Lee Cook has unleashed a scathing attack on the club's high profile players, including captain Ji-Sung Park, claiming some of them are just at Loftus Road 'for a pay-day'.

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Park joined QPR from Manchester United in the summer alongside Jose Bosingwa, Fabio da Silva and a number of other experienced players as Mark Hughes looked to bolster his side.

But with just two points from the opening seven games, QPR's big names have come under criticism for failing to fire.

Cook believes the poor results can be put down to an attitude problem, saying that the work ethic of some players is not up to standard.

"Every time I saw Park at United, he was a workhorse," Cook said."For me, he doesn't seem to be working as hard as he did there.

"People I know think a few of them are there for a pay-day. At halfway through the season, you will be able to tell whether this is true or not."

Cook is currently plying his trade at Leyton Orient having been released from QPR in the summer and he believes the club's shortcomings will soon result in a managerial change.

"I don't think Tony Fernandes will much about. When it was Neil Warnock's time to go it was 'see you later' - he didn't hold back," he said. "Just because it's Mark Hughes and a big name, it means nothing.

"If the next seven games are like the first seven, then the club would have four points and nobody has lasted that. Harry Redknapp would be a great man to get the job. When a manager like that is available, then I can't see him [Fernandes] saying no."


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