Three-year deal for Doughty
Midfielder to hold talks with Hughes over short-term future
Last Updated: August 15, 2012 4:00pm
Michael Doughty: Spent time on loan last season at Crawley Town and Aldershot Town
Teenager Michael Doughty wants to force his way into Queens Park Rangers' first-team squads after signing a new three-year contract with the club.
The 19-year-old spent time last season on loan at Crawley Town and Aldershot Town and QPR boss Mark Hughes still thinks the midfielder has a bright future.
Doughty is pleased to feel valued at Loftus Road and now wants to build on his solitary FA Cup substitute appearance for QPR, although another loan is more likely.
The Wales Under 19 international, who featured regularly for his club in pre-season, is expecting to hold talks with Hughes to learn his immediate future.
But is delighted regardless with his new deal, as he told QPR's official website: "Going out on loan was a big part of my development.
"Getting a taste of senior first-team football was just what I needed, but it's nice to feel part of the set-up here now.
"In the short term, I want to break through into the squad in any of the competitions that I can."
"Obviously the manager will have his opinions of what he thinks is best for me, and I'm sure we'll sit down and discuss those over the coming weeks."