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DONE DEAL: Andre Gray excited after joining QPR from Watford

Queens Park Rangers have secured the services of 30-year-old forward Andre Gray from Watford.

The striker will remain with the R's for the rest of the 2021/2022 season on loan.

Gray has played under current QPR boss Mark Warburton during his time at Brentford in 2014/2015, scoring 17 league goals and reaching the Championship playoffs.

"I am really excited," he said to the club website.

"Obviously the manager had a massive part to play in it having worked with him before.

"I wanted to go somewhere where I can try to get back to my best and I felt this was the best option. It was an easy decision.

"I love playing in the Championship, I love the Tuesday night games. I was in a position where I could have gone abroad and had a nice lifestyle and enjoyed the sun, but that's not what I wanted to do."

Gray said he is a fan of Warburton's management style, adding: "I like the way he coaches and the way he manages players. I might be 30 now but I am still willing to learn and I think he has still got a lot to give to me in terms of that."

"I want to come in and score goals," he said.

"I want to bring that to the team but I have changed as I have got older – it's more about the team now."

Manager Warburton added: "I am absolutely delighted we have been able to bring Andre in.

"I know him very well, he is a very good character around the place and he will fit in very well to the group.

"He has pace and power, he knows the division, he has a fantastic work ethic, an eye for goal and is a real athlete.

"I also think Andre has a point to prove and I very much hope he does that here with us."

"Andre's arrival is a statement of intent and concludes a very good window for the club," finished the QPR boss.


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