- Michael Harriman signs new one-year deal at QPR
- 22 year-old extends stay at Loftus Road until summer 2016
- Chris Ramsey expects defender to fight for First Team spot
MICHAEL Harriman has signed a new one-year deal with QPR.
The young right-back – who spent last season on loan at Luton Town – has extended his stay at Loftus Road until the summer of 2016.
Harriman appeared 39 times for the Hatters during the 2014/15 campaign, scoring twice for the League Two outfit. It follows similar successful loan spells at Gillingham and Wycombe Wanderers in recent years.
The 22 year-old, who last featured for the R’s against Liverpool at Anfield in May 2013, has made three senior appearances during his time so far with Rangers – making his Premier League debut at Wigan Athletic in August 2011.
ANFIELD: Michael Harriman's last QPR appearance came at Liverpool in May 2013
"This guarantees I will be here for another season, which I am proud to be," Harriman told www.qpr.co.uk. "I’m looking forward to getting under way now.
"My time on loan has been very beneficial for me. I have learnt my trade in League One and League Two, and I know I have improved as a player. I hope I can get the chance here to show how much I have improved.
"This is a fresh start for me. It’s been two years since I last played for QPR and I’m looking forward to hopefully getting that chance again. I want to show everyone at the club that has believed in me that I can do it.
"I want to play as much as I can, and that’s what I’m going to try to do from day one. I have been at the club for 13 years and want to play as many games as I can for this club."
EXPERIENCE: The defender has amassed over 80 appearances in the Football League
R’s boss Chris Ramsey said: “I have heard good things about him from the clubs he has spent time on loan with, and he comes in now with a chance to fight for his place in the side.
“He can look at people like Darnell [Furlong] and see there is a real chance for him to get game time at QPR. I am sure this will give him a new lease of life.”
He added: “Michael has been at QPR since he was nine years old so the club is in his heart. And these are the sort of players I want – players that really want to play for QPR, and players that will give everything for us.
“He is the sort who will put the trappings of being a footballer to one side, and concentrate on being the best player he can be.”
Harriman follows in the footsteps of fellow Academy product Frankie Sutherland, who also put pen to paper on a new one-year deal last month.
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