QPR have completed the signing of Karl Henry from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Henry becomes Harry Redknapp’s third signing of the summer, after Rangers agreed an undisclosed fee with the League One club for the midfielder’s services.
The 30 year-old has signed a two-year deal at Loftus Road.
Redknapp believes Henry – who has made over 400 professional appearances throughout his career to date – will prove to be a key acquisition, telling www.qpr.co.uk: “I am very pleased to have him here – it’s a really good deal for the club.
“He’s a good character and a winner, the type of lad I like. I think he will come in and do a great job for us.”
Redknapp added: “We’re trying to change the club around a bit and Karl’s another piece of the jigsaw that can hopefully help us build a team that can challenge for promotion.
“He’s a combative midfielder and you know what you’re going to get from him week in, week out. He’ll be ready for the Saturday, Tuesday slogs and you know you can rely on him.
“Like Danny Simpson and Richard Dunne, he’s been promoted to the Premier League before so he knows what’s needed.”
Henry, who will train with his new QPR team-mates tomorrow (Wednesday), added: “Harry Redknapp being manager was a massive pull and a big attraction. I spoke to him and hearing where he wants to be I jumped at the chance of joining the club.
“I have been promoted to the Premier League before and played for a few years in the top-flight, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The Championship is a tough league and it sounds like Harry wants to bring in the kind of players that will get this club out of the division which is fantastic.”
He added: “I always want to win, whether it’s a game of football or a game of monopoly. Hopefully that mentality can help the team.
“It takes hard work to get out of this division. Team spirit is key; to make sure everyone in the dressing room is pulling in the same direction. If you work as hard as other teams and you have better players you win the game – it’s that simple.
“I can’t wait for the challenge.”