JAMIE Mackie is back at Loftus Road!
The 29-year-old has put pen to paper on a two year deal in W12, following his release from Nottingham Forest, and will officially become a QPR player on July 1st.
The Hoops fans’ favourite, who made 75 starts and 19 substitute appearances in all competitions between 2010-2013, scoring 18 goals, is delighted to be back at Loftus Road, commenting: “I’m absolutely buzzing to be back.
“Anyone that knows me will tell you just how much this club means to me – and the feelings that I’ve got for the place has only grown in the short time I’ve been away.
“People say never go back, but I feel as though I’ve got some unfinished business here and under the guidance of Les and Chris, I can only see a bright future for this club.
“They know I’ll come in and give my absolute maximum and – having in played in front of the QPR fans before – I know that’s exactly what they love to see. It’s great to be back.”
Mackie becomes Chris Ramsey’s fourth signing of the summer and the R’s Head Coach is relishing the opportunity to work with the Scotland international, commenting: “I’ve always admired Jamie – his qualities as a player, combined with his energy and commitment, are just what we’re looking for.
“His desire to come back here and be a success again, second time around, says everything you need to know about him.
“I’m hoping now he’s a little bit older and wiser, that he’ll bring some experience and maturity to the dressing room.
“I’m sure the fans will welcome him back with open arms – it’s a really good addition for us.”
Director of Football, Les Ferdinand, told www.qpr.co.uk: “It’s not for me to comment on why Jamie left when he did, but what I do know is how much QPR means to him. It’s important we have people like him, with the right attitude, who want to help us progress.
“We want a front-line that can rotate, that can be progressive and Jamie ticks those boxes. He can come and get it, go in behind, run the channels – he’s got great versatility.
“We’re delighted to have him here. There’s no doubt he’ll play an important role in helping to take us where we want to be.”