Queens Park Rangers sign Junior Hoilett on a free
Junior Hoilett was never going to remain at Blackburn Rovers following the club’s relegation from the Premier League and the 22-year-old completed his move to Queens Park Rangers on Friday.
July 27th, 2012
Hoilett is the seventh player to arrive at Loftus Road this summer as manager Mark Hughes shapes his squad ahead of the new season and the Canadian is an attacking midfielder that is likely to start the majority of matches for QPR.
The player cited Hughes as the main reason for making the switch from Ewood Park, telling the official website: “The manager played a big part in my decision to come here.
“He’s someone I know well here having worked with him and his backroom team at Blackburn.
“I signed my first professional contract under him and I will always remember that and be grateful to him.
“Working under such a great manager will help me to develop my skills and further my career.
“QPR are a club that are certainly heading in the right direction.”
“Junior is a player I know very well. He was just a young boy trying to make his way in the game when I had him at Blackburn,” Hughes said.
“It was difficult for him then because of work permit issues, but I had him training with the first team very early on because his talent was there for all to see.
“We knew then he was going to have a great future and he’s showed that talent over the last few seasons at Ewood Park.
“He’s a player that will enhance what we’ve got in the group and I’m delighted he’s chosen to come to us.”