QPR have completed the protracted signing of Latvian defender Kaspars Gorkss from Blackpool for an undisclosed fee.

The 26-year-old centre-back, who played the second half of the Rs´ 1-0 pre-season friendly win over Kilmarnock on Tuesday, has penned a three-year deal at Loftus Road.

Boss Iain Dowie was delighted , saying on the club´s official website: "Kaspars knows we intend to play good, attractive football, and he wants to be a part of it. We´ve signed an international defender who has a great physical presence, good pace and is comfortable on the ball. He´s an ambitious lad who wants to take his game forward."

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