Striker Conor Washington has signed for QPR on a three and a half year deal from Peterborough United.
The 23-year-old has signed for an undisclosed fee and is set to be available for this weekend’s clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
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The transfer comes at a crucial time for QPR who have just seen top goal scorer Charlie Austin move to Premiership side Southampton.
Washington fills the gap upfront and will be looking to add to his goal tally for the season.
The striker has scored 14 goals in his last 19 games in League One meaning he arrives at Loftus Road full of confidence.
Washington will take the leap up a league to 15th place QPR seeking to help the club move up the table.
The young forward has been expressing his delight for the move stating, “I feel I’ve improved as a player over the last 18 months. My mentality has changed and I’m a better player for it. But I also feel there’s a lot more to come from me and I believe I can properly go on to fulfil my potential at QPR.”
“I know I’ve still got a long way to go in my development but I’m relishing the chance to prove my worth. I’ve proved I can do it at every level I’ve played at so far, so I don’t see any reason why I can’t do it here with QPR.
“I can’t wait to pull on the QPR shirt and show the fans what I’m capable of.”
The transfer deal is Manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbainks first signing since becoming the gaffer in December.
Hasselbaink has expressed, “He’s raw, he’s hungry, he’s determined. He’s quick and he’s versatile, which is important. He can play on his own up there; in a two; or on the shoulder of another striker. He’s got great pace to get in behind and that’s something we need when you look at our current attacking options.
“Importantly, he’s got the right mentality to be a QPR player. He is relishing the opportunity to play for this club and he wants to wear the shirt with pride.”