- Onuoha commits future to QPR
- Skipper signs two year deal at Loftus Road
- Defender now under contract until summer of 2018
QPR captain Nedum Onuoha has signed a new contract at Loftus Road.
The R’s defender, who joined Rangers from Manchester City in January 2012, has penned a two-year contract extension to the summer of 2018.
Onuoha has made 92 starts and 12 substitute appearances in his four years in W12, and the 28 year-old is delighted to have extended his stay at Loftus Road, commenting: “The last three and a half years have most certainly been exciting to say the least,” he said.
“The way the club is looking now, aiming to stabilise for the future, it's another exciting period ahead.”
Under the leadership of newly-appointed skipper Onuoha, Rangers have made a promising start to the season, with three wins on the spin lifting Chris Ramsey’s side into fourth place after five games in the Sky Bet Championship.
He added: “I'm enjoying my role as captain – everyone is here for the right reasons, everyone wants the same thing, so it makes my job easier.
“We're pleased with how we've started the season. I felt in pre-season we had something and that we could get positives results in this division, and so far that's proved to be the case.”
QPR Head Coach, Chris Ramsey, believes Onuoha’s new deal sends out a strong message to his team-mates, as well as providing a big boost to the club in general.
“Nedum is one of our most experienced players and him signing a new deal is fantastic news for everyone connected to the football club,” he told www.qpr.co.uk.
“He’s our captain, our leader, and his performances so far this season have been to an exceptionally high standard.
LEADING BY EXAMPLE: Nedum Onuoha has enjoyed a decent start to the current season
“He’s a fantastic professional and someone the entire squad respect and admire, so we’re delighted he’s signed a new deal.”
R’s Director of Football, Les Ferdinand, added: “As a player and a professional, Nedum epitomises everything we want QPR to be about.
“He’s a whole-hearted, committed individual, both on and off the pitch, and sets the standards by which we want everyone to follow.
“We’re really pleased to tie him down for another couple of years and I’m convinced he will only go from strength-to-strength in his time here.”
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