QPR striker Andy Johnson has said he is committed to the club, despite nearly leaving on transfer deadline day, in a statement on the club's website.
The 32-year-old arrived at Crystal Palace's training ground in an attempt to engineer a move back to his old club.
However, a deal was never agreed and he had to return home. Ironically there were similar circumstances in January when Peter Odemwingie turned up at QPR to try and secure a move, only for him to be turned away.
Many R's fans reacted with fury to the news that Johnson was seeking a return to the Premier League, especially considering the amount of patience afforded to the England international during his injury crisis last season.
He commented:“It was a bit of a whirlwind last night, but I’m really pleased to still be a QPR player.
“The interest from Palace was flattering, but I never once asked for a transfer and like I said a few weeks back, I owe it to QPR – who stood by me when I was injured last season – to stay and help get this club back to the Premier League.
“I am one hundred per-cent committed to QPR and will continue to give my all to help us build on what has been a promising start to the season.”
Johnson has played a big part in the clubs encouraging start to the season and boss Harry Redknapp revealed he is pleased his striker stayed at the club: “Andy has been great for us in the opening month of the season and remains a key player for us.
“He’s committed and looking forward to the challenge of helping us challenge for a return to the Premier League.”
Redknapp had a busy day on the deadline, bringing in three of his former Tottenham players on season-long loans: Niko Kranjcar, Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Tom Carroll.
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