Helguson happy with deal

QPR striker delighted to sign contract extension

Heidar Helguson: Thrilled to have committed his future to QPR

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Heidar Helguson has expressed his delight after signing a contract extension to keep him at Queens Park Rangers until the summer of 2013.

The Icelandic striker has been in terrific form for QPR this season and was rewarded with the offer of a new deal by manager Neil Warnock.

He officially committed his future to the club on Thursday and is thrilled to have the security of knowing he will be at Loftus Road next season.

"I am really happy," the 34-year-old told QPR's official website. "When you are a bit older, you think more about your contract situation than you might do when you are in your 20s because the contracts tend to be shorter.

"When you have kids and family, you have to plan because your kids are in schools, and things like that.

"I think it helps you on the pitch when you know what's happening. It means I know where I am going to be for the next 18 months, rather than the next six."

Good point

Helguson's focus for the rest of the season will be on trying to keep QPR in the Premier League and he was satisfied with Tuesday's 1-1 draw against Swansea.

"It was a very good point but I thought in the end we could have possibly nicked it," he said.

"We were the better side for the whole of the second half. I don't remember them having too many chances, even in the first half when they had most of the ball.

"But, all in all, it was a good point for us on the road."

QPR's next challenge is an away game against Arsenal on New Year's Eve and Helguson is hoping to upset the form book.

"I think most people outside of QPR would see this game as a home win for them," he admitted.

"But then, not too many people expected Wolves to get anything at the Emirates either. Wolves have shown us that it can be done. We are not going to just turn up and roll over."