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Thursday 29 December 2011

Helguson nets new QPR deal

Icelandic striker commits future to Loftus Road until summer 2013

Helguson has been in good form for QPR so far this season

QPR striker Heidar Helguson has been rewarded for his good form this season with a new deal at Loftus Road.

Helguson, 34, has shown he can still perform at the top level with seven goals in 12 Barclays Premier League appearances during the campaign to date.

And the Iceland international's displays - which included the winning goal from the penalty spot in the 1-0 victory over Chelsea in October - have secured him a contract which will run until summer 2013.

"He's a credit to his profession and it couldn't happen to a nicer lad"
- Neil Warnock

QPR boss Neil Warnock told the club's website: "I fought tooth and nail to keep Heidar here over the summer, because I knew he could be a threat for us in the Premier League.

"He's proved time and again what a good player he is.

"He's more than earned this new deal - no-one deserves it more.

"He's a credit to his profession and it couldn't happen to a nicer lad."

"We know he's not going to play every game at his age, which is why we need to add to our options in that department.

"It's something we're working on and we're quite hopeful we'll be successful in our pursuit."

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Key Points

  • Iceland international commits to QPR until summer 2013
  • Scored seven in 12 Barclays Premier League appearances this season
  • Goals included penalty in 1-0 win over Chelsea this season