BEN Gladwin has joined QPR from Swindon Town for an undisclosed fee.
The versatile 22-year-old has signed a three year deal in W12, following former Robins team-mate Massimo Luongo to Loftus Road.
Like Luongo, Gladwin played a leading role in Swindon’s run to the League One Play-Off Final in 2014/15, with eight of his 11 goals coming in the final seven fixtures of the campaign.
He told www.qpr.co.uk: “I’m really pleased to be joining the club – and I’m really excited.
“There was interest from the Premier League but for me, personally, I think this move is a little more realistic at this stage of my career. Playing is what it’s all about. Sitting on the bench is no way to improve your game.
“Chris Ramsey is a fantastic coach and I’m sure he’ll improve me on the training pitch. I spoke to him earlier this week and was hugely impressed by what he had to say and where he sees me fitting in.
“Everyone I’ve spoken to about QPR said it would be a good move for me. I can’t wait to get going here.”
QPR Head Coach, Chris Ramsey, is relishing the opportunity to work with the promising attacker, commenting: “Ben’s a fine addition for us and someone myself and Les have been monitoring for some time.
“I'm happy we've persuaded him to come here because there was a lot of interest from other clubs, some in the Premier League. He just wants to come in and play and he'll get that opportunity with us.
“I'm looking forward to coaching him and working with a player I believe can only keep improving.”