Wednesday 16 July 2014
Bobby Zamora says he is looking forward to proving himself at the highest level after signing a new one-year deal with Queens Park Rangers.
Zamora, who scored the R's last-gasp winner against Derby County to seal promotion to the Barclays Premier League in the play-off final in May, has penned a 12-month extension, tying him to the west London club until the summer of 2015.
"I'm over the moon," Zamora told www.qpr.co.uk. "I've had an up and down time at QPR. I started off really well but then picked up a couple of injuries and didn't perform as well as I wanted to.
"I'm pleased to be fit again now with another chance to prove myself in the best league in the world"
"But at the end of last year, after coming back following injury, I thought whenever I was called upon to do a job, I did it well."
Reflecting on his side's memorable victory against the Rams at Wembley, Zamora - who joined QPR from Fulham in the January of 2012 and has made 219 Barclays Premeir League appearances, scoring 44 goals, said: "The play-off final win was a great day – a great occasion for both my family and everyone connected to QPR to see and enjoy.
"I'm pleased to be fit again now with another chance to prove myself in the best league in the world. I still feel I've got something to prove to the fans - and I still think I’ve got it in me to do a great job, so I’m looking forward to doing that."
Zamora will be hoping to lead the line for QPR when they take on Rot Weiss Erfurt in pre-season tour of Germany on 22 July. Harry Redknapp's side begin their Barclays Premier League campaign against Hull City on 16 August.
West Bromwich Albion midfielder Graham Dorrans has signed a new three-year contract that will keep him at the club until 2017.
The 27-year-old, who joined the Baggies in 2008, has made 100 Barclays Premier League appearances, scoring seven goals.
"I'm happy to get my new contract finalised," Dorrans told www.wba.co.uk. "We've been in talks for a couple of months and I'm glad to get it over the line. I'd like to thank my agent and the club for getting it sorted out.
"It's been a good six years and that's the reason why I've signed the extension. I'm looking forward to getting going now for the new season.
"It was a difficult start for me last season but it was about getting in the team and staying in there, and that's what I'm hoping to do this year. I'm aiming to get in at the start of this season and stay in the team for the rest of the campaign."
Dorrans, who won the club's Player of the Year award in 2010, made 14 Barclays Premier League appearances last season and played an important part in the second half of the campaign as the Baggies secured their top-flight status, scoring against Cardiff City and Manchester City.
He has already made an impression on new manager Alan Irvine this summer, scoring a fine goal in the pre-season friendly victory over Bury last weekend. Albion travel to the United States next, where they will take on Sacramento Republic on Monday. They begin their Barclays Premier League season at home to Sunderland on 16 August.
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