QPR manager Neil Warnock has confirmed the signing of talented striker Jay Bothroyd on a three-year contract.

The deal was signed on Wednesday morning, with the England international moving on a free transfer after his contract at Cardiff City expired earlier in the summer.

Bothroyd is the first big signing for the club, who have made a quiet start to the transfer window after joining the Barclays Premier League this year.

But Bothroyd himself was not deterred by the lack of big names at the club, saying that the contract was “the start of something special”. 

He added: "I'm sure all the lads will welcome me and I can't wait to be involved. QPR's a great Club with a lot of history.

"I was here as a boy when I was nine years old - this was my first Club before I went to Arsenal. Twenty years later, I'm back and it's good to be here.

"Coming back to London played a big part for me too. I can be around my family, which is great.

"The last time I played in London was six years ago. I can't wait to get going."


The 28-year-old was also linked to Celtic, and Neil Warnock revealed that the transfer process had been “frustrating” but ultimately rewarding.

He said: "In bringing Jay in, we have managed to secure an excellent player which augers well for the forthcoming campaign.

"We have been chasing him for a number of weeks and it has been frustrating at times.

"We have had to have a lot of patience with this but, as the saying goes, good things come to those who wait.”

Warnock is also said to be chasing Kieron Dyer, who has left West Ham after a spell hampered by injuries.

The Rangers boss hinted: "We are now working hard to add another new face to the squad and we hope to have that done very soon."

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