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Wednesday 16 May 2012

QPR striker Mackie signs new deal

Scotland international commits future to Loftus Road until summer 2015

QPR striker Jamie Mackie scored seven Barclays Premier League goals in 2011/12

Queens Park Rangers striker Jamie Mackie has signed a one-year extension to his contract.

The new deal means the Scotland international has committed to the club until the summer of 2015.

Mackie, 26, scored seven Barclays Premier League goals in Rangers' first season back in the top flight, including one in Sunday's dramatic 3-2 defeat at champions Manchester City.

"Next season could be a really big one for QPR"
- Jamie Mackie

Rangers preserved their status despite the loss and Mackie told QPR's website: "To be given the opportunity to extend my contract is fantastic for me.

"It's really exciting times for the club. Now we've stayed up, I think next season could be a really big one for QPR.

"To be a part of the long-term future of the club is an aim of mine and I'm really happy.

"Hopefully the manager can add even more quality to the squad in the summer to supplement what we've already got.

"With the new training ground too and the passion of the owners for the club, it's an amazing time for the football club."

Mackie joined QPR from Plymouth Argyle in May 2010 and scored nine goals in his first season before a double leg break ruled him out of the remainder of their promotion season in 2010/11.

"From day one, the fans have brilliant with me - especially when I broke my leg. They carried on supporting me all the way through that," he said.

"It meant a lot to me. Hopefully my performances since have gone a little way to paying them back for the support that they showed me."

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Key Points

  • QPR striker Jamie Mackie signs one-year contract extension
  • Deal keeps Scotland international at Loftus Road until summer 2015
  • Mackie scored seven Barclays Premier League goals in 2011/12