- Midfielder Ale Faurlin pens new contract
- 28-year-old reveals delight at new deal
- Les Ferdinand believes Argentine can big 'big asset'
ALEJANDRO Faurlin has agreed a new deal at Loftus Road.
The 28-year-old Argentine midfielder has put pen to paper on a one year contact, with the option of a further year.
Faurlin, who initially joined QPR in July 2009, missed the majority of last season owing to a third ACL injury in as many years, but having fought back to fitness in the latter stages of the campaign, he’s now relishing the chance to prove his worth once again after signing a new deal.
“I'm extremely happy,” Faurlin told www.qpr.co.uk.
“I have to say thank you to everyone at the club for keeping me here and giving me the chance to prove a lot of people wrong. I just want to play football.
“I contemplated giving up after my last injury. It was really tough and I was in a dark place. Thankfully, I’m still here.
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“All you can do is give your best to come back. The support from everyone in and around the club has been massive. I am eternally grateful for that.
“I have trained with the lads for three to four months now. I feel confident. I’m ready to go again.
“I can't wait to play in front of the QPR fans. I feel part of the family, I have done for six years.
“I'm sure next season is going to be a good one. I love this place.”
QPR’s Director of Football, Les Ferdinand, added: “Everyone knows what Ale means to QPR and what QPR means to Ale, but there was no sentiment involved here.
“The way he fought back from his injury last season is all credit to him and he showed on the training ground during the final few weeks of last season what a talented player he is.
“If he can stay fit, which we really hope he can, he will be a big asset for us in the coming season.
“We're delighted he’s agreed a new deal with the club.”
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