R's chief confident of a return
Queens Park Rangers,
Jim Magilton has vowed to prove his innocence with regards to an alleged bust-up with Akos Buzsaky and quickly return to manage QPR.
The 40-year-old Northern Irishman was suspended on Wednesday as the R's carry out an investigation into claims he headbutted the Hungarian in the aftermath of Monday's dismal 3-1 defeat at Watford. And, while Magilton appreciates the club have to look into the matter, he is looking forward to being reinstated so he can try and get the club's promotion bid back on track.
In a statement, Magilton said: "While passions can run high in football, especially after a poor performance, I categorically deny any allegation of wrongdoing following Monday's fixture.
"I understand the club has initiated an internal investigation with which I will co-operate fully.
"This is an unfortunate situation and I look forward to resuming my responsibilities shortly."
Meanwhile youth-team coaches Steve Gallen and Marc Bircham will take charge of the first-team ahead of next Monday's trip to face West Brom as assistant boss John Gorman and reserve-team manager Keith Ryan are refusing to work in support of Magilton.
Gallen said: "It was in my mind [to say no] but I work for QPR and I want to do well.
"The manager and John Gorman have been brilliant to me and Keith Ryan is a personal friend."