Teenage striker Tom Hitchcock has told Sky Sports of his delight after signing a contract until 2013 with Queens Park Rangers.
Hitchcock left QPR's Premier League rivals Blackburn Rovers earlier this year by mutual consent and has recently been training with Mark Hughes' side.
He was attracting interest from League One trio Brentford, MK Dons and Yeovil Town, but has opted for a deal at Loftus Road to further his development.
"I'm delighted to have signed for QPR and am looking forward to exciting times ahead," Hitchcock told Sky Sports.
During his time at Ewood Park, the 19-year-old did not make a first-team appearance, but he featured 10 times on loan at League Two outfit Plymouth Argyle earlier this season.
He is an England youth international and the son of QPR's goalkeeping coach Kevin Hitchcock, who has been a long-standing part of Hughes' backroom team throughout the Welshman's managerial career.