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Nahki Wells returns to QPR

NAHKI Wells has rejoined QPR on a season-long loan from Burnley.

The 29-year-old striker netted nine goals for the R’s in 2018/19 and he is delighted to return to W12.

“It’s great to be back,” he said. “I’m extremely excited to get my head down and play some football.

"I think everyone knows how much the club means to me and once the opportunity arose I was always going to come back.

“I went back to Burnley with the full intention of trying to get into the first team. That hasn’t transpired so I had to accept that.

“I am thankful the opportunity has presented itself to return. I feel I have some unfinished business and still have a lot to offer so I want to get my head down and focus.”

Wells, who scored six goals in 11 games towards the end of 2018 for Rangers, believes the R’s fans have yet to see him at his best, adding: “They have only seen sparks of what I am capable of.

“They didn’t see it enough and now I have the opportunity to right those wrongs.”

Despite it being familiar surroundings for Wells, he has a new gaffer to impress in the shape of Mark Warburton, and the Bermuda international said: “It’s a new manager with a different philosophy and a different approach. It’s something I am relishing and excited to be involved in.

“He wants to play football in a very exciting way and I think that will get the best out of the players here.”

Warburton said: “We are delighted to bring Nahki back to the club. He is known to the supporters and to his team-mates so that’s a huge plus for us.

“His qualities are there for all to see. He has experience within the division and he gives us that option now because we were light up top.

“We only had Jordan (Hugill) and Jan (Mlakar), and with injuries and the demands of the season we needed to have more attacking options. Nahki gives us that.

“We need competition for places all over the park and now we have that in place.”

Wells will wear shirt number 21 and could make his ‘second’ debut this weekend against his former club Huddersfield Town as the R’s play their first home game at Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

I feel I have some unfinished business.

Nahki Wells
Fans can watch his re-joining interview on QPR+