Heidar Helguson signs new deal at QPR
Thursday 29 December 2011
Veteran striker Heidar Helguson has penned an extended contract with QPR.
The 34-year-old has been one of the Hoops' stand-out players since their return to the top flight, netting seven goals in 12 Premier League appearances.
Helguson's future at the west London club had looked in doubt in the summer, but impressive performances have seen him rewarded with a new deal until 2013.
"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," QPR manager Neil Warnock told www.qpr.co.uk.
"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."
He added: "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."
While the QPR boss is hopeful of making some additions in the January transfer window, Warnock also revealed he hopes to tie up new deals with those whose contracts are coming to an end.
"With a little bit of luck hopefully we can get one or two more of the lads that are here to sign new contracts over the next few weeks," he added.
Latest in Sport
Raheem Sterling to Manchester City: Winger to report for Liverpool training on today but Reds braced for third City bid this week
Morgan Schneiderlin to Arsenal: Transfer news live - Sergio Ramos to Manchester United; Raheem Sterling to Manchester City
Football kits 2015/16: The good, the bad and the downright worst new shirts from around the world for next season
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Kyrgios set for heavy fine for giving up game during loss to Richard Gasquet
Nick Kyrgios praises fans smearing Vegemite and Nutella on their faces in support of Wimbledon star
- 1 Autistic teenager beaten up by bullies makes them watch 20-minute video about autism
- 2 Greece debt crisis explained: A history of just how the country landed itself in such a mess
- 3 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 4 Greek debt crisis: Yanis Varoufakis's funniest (and most memorable) quotes
- 5 Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture