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QPR young gun Skapetis thrilled to pledge allegiance to Australia

QPR striker Peter Skapetis was delighted to be committing his international future to Australia.

The 18-year old, who has Greek heritage, recently starred for Paul Okon's Young Socceroos by winning the Golden Boot at the Acudia tournament in Spain and has since pledged his allegiance to the senior team.

"I am 100 per cent committed to Australia and hopefully going all the way to play for the Socceroos one day," said Skapetis who holds a Greek passport.

"There was a bit of initial contact from Greece and there was an invitation to play for their junior team.

"I was tempted at the time but my mind is now totally made up now - and even if they do come back and talk to me I won't be interested.

"I just want to thank Paul Okon for the opportunity and it was a privilege to be involved with a squad that plays football the right way and hopefully I can do a job for the Young Socceroos now going towards the next (Under-20s FIFA) World Cup in New Zealand in 2015.

"I like to think I can bring something to the team … I do have a bit of an instinct for goals and it's hopefully I have something which can help the team.

"Winning the Golden Boot in Spain was a special moment in my career and it means a lot. I'm hoping it's a sign of things to come with the national team."

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