Jay Bothroyd signs for QPR on three-year deal

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QPR have completed the signing of England international Jay Bothroyd on a three-year deal.

The 29-year-old striker has been a free agent since leaving npower Championship outfit Cardiff at the end of the season but has now become Neil Warnock's first summer signing.

Bothroyd's move marks a return to Rangers for the striker, who was with the with the club's centre of excellence from the age of nine before moving to Arsenal.

"I spoke to the manager and he told me how much he wanted me," Bothroyd told the club's official website, www.qpr.co.uk.

"He convinced me that this was the right place to be.

"He told me the direction that he wants to go in and the way he wants to play.

"I think this club is heading in the right direction and has got a lot of ambition."