Rangers snap up duo
Andy Johnson, pictured, and Ryan Nelsen have signed for QPR
QPR manager Mark Hughes has continued his building plans for next season with the double signing of striker Andrew Johnson and defender Ryan Nelsen on free transfers.
Hughes worked with former England frontman Johnson, 31, during their time at Fulham, while Nelson will sign on at Loftus Road following the end of his contract at Tottenham.
"I have worked closely with Mark before and there are also players here that I have played with previously, including Bobby Zamora and Shaun Derry," Johnson told www.qpr.co.uk.
"Those were factors in me joining, but this is a big, big club."
Johnson feels he is joining Rangers at an exciting time, the west-London club having secured another season in the top flight on the final day, despite a last-gasp defeat at champions Manchester City.
"I have spoken to the chairman and Mark, who both have great ambition for QPR, and it is something that I wanted to be a part of.
"Mark told me about the plans for a new training ground and how the club wants to go forward. That really excited me."
New Zealander Nelson, 34, joined Spurs in January after seven years at Blackburn where he played under Hughes.
Nelson has penned a one-year deal with Rangers and admitted reuniting with his old boss was a "massive draw".
He said: "The owners have got fantastic ambition and it's exciting to become a part of that."
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That nice to hear former players has join former manager Mark Hughes at QPR.
Any manchester city player want do the same joining mark at QPR. I don`t think so because the all greedy gone their for bigger pay packet .
QPR shopping for freebies and bargain basement players.Wheres the ambition to make the rangers the hip and swinging club mavarick type players used to player for in fashonable west London.
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Its like the calibre of player city were signing when they first got rich (with thatThankskin Sinatra chairman). Look at the 1st wave of City signings made. Nothing like the Aguero's and Kompany's they have now. Santa Cruz isnt even a bench player now! City still want better players! Madness, their squad is amazing. My point is, until they are an established mid table/top half EPL team they will struggle to attract a better quality player. But its still a very promising start. Be positive QPR fans, its a long process, but will be worth it in the long run. Good luck to em. Hope to see QPR as future champions. But not before Spurs though ;)
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