Johnson Signs for Hughes

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Monday, June 18th, 2012

Andy Johnson has signed a two-year contract at Queens Park Rangers, after agreeing to join the club on a free transfer, on July 1.

The Fulham striker will join former manager, Mark Hughes, and striker partner, Bobby Zamora, at his new club, as he tries to rekindle some of the form that led to him earning eight caps for England before a bad run of recent injuries.

Hughes was keen to connect Johnson with Zamora once again, following a successful partnership when he was the boss at Craven Cottage. Zamora chose to join QPR in January, and he has scored twice in four appearances since his switch.

The Welshman is keen to add some more quality to his side, after QPR narrowly avoiding the drop from the Premier League, last season.

The R’s went into their last game of the campaign in danger of being relegated, but, despite defeat at the Etihad Stadium, results elsewhere went in their favour, which ensured they would remain in the top flight once again, this year.

Another player who has signed on a free for the London club is Ryan Nelsen, who was released from Tottenham at the end of his contract. The New Zealand international put pen to paper on a one-year deal, with Hughes looking to add some experience to his back four, ahead of the new campaign.

QPR will start the new season with a home tie against Swansea, who will be managed by Michael Laudrup. They are then on the road in their next game, as they visit Norwich, while their final fixture of the 2012-13 campaign is away at Anfield, to take on Liverpool, on May 19.

Whittle away the hours leading up to the start of the new Premier League season, by downloading the Paddy Power app, and playing some of the best mobile games around, including Iron Man 2 and Monopoly.

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  • Michael Somerville

    Liked Johnson at Fulham, but we have enough pace going forward without him now. Worked hard for the team but pity he went to QPR

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