Gabbidon hails QPR move

Defender looking forward to new challenge

Gabbidon: Relishing new challenge at QPR

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Danny Gabbidon has told skysports.com of his delight at joining Premier League new-boys Queens Park Rangers.

The Wales international has signed a one-year deal at Loftus Road after leaving West Ham at the end of last season.

Gabbidon impressed Rangers boss Neil Warnock after linking up with them for pre-season training earlier this month and the versatile defender is happy to have his future sorted out.

The 31-year-old is looking forward to the new challenge of helping QPR establish themselves in the Premier League following their promotion from the Championship last season.

Impressed

"I am very happy to have joined QPR and I am now looking forward to the new season," Gabbidon told skysports.com.

"Obviously I was available on a free transfer after leaving West Ham and I am just glad to have my future sorted out so I can concentrate on playing for QPR this season.

"It has been good since I linked up with the team in Cornwall, I played in a couple of games and I am delighted the manager has offered me a contract.

"I spoke with the manager and I liked what he had to say and I am excited about the future plans for QPR."

Gabbidon's agent, Pete Smith, of New Era Global Sports, admits Warnock played a big part in his decision to move to QPR.

"Danny is delighted to have signed for Queens Park Rangers and he is looking forward to a new challenge with the club back in the Premier League," said Smith.

"Danny was impressed by what Neil Warnock has got planned at QPR and he is looking forward to enjoying a good season at the club."