International duo join QPR

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Queens Park Rangers have signed two internationals as they begin building for a promotion push next season.

Jamaican defender Damion Stewart and Cameroon midfielder Armel Tchakounte have both agreed deals at Loftus Road.

Stewart joined Bradford City on a season-long loan from Harbour View in the summer and made 20 starts for The Bantams.

Rangers boss Gary Waddock has been impressed with the 25-year-old's performances in League One and moved quickly to sign the international to a three-year contract, subject to obtaining a work permit.

Also joining Waddock's men is 27-year-old Tchakounte, who has been training with the club for last few weeks.

Tchakounte, who has played most of his career in Africa and Asia, penned a one-year deal on Thursday after some impressive displays during training.

Both players have spoken of their delight to be joining the Championship outfit and are looking forward to a strong campaign next season.

"I'm delighted to have joined QPR,'' Stewart told the club's official website.

"I enjoyed my time at Bradford but when the chance came up to play in The Championship for a big club like QPR it was an easy decision to make.

"I grew up watching QPR in The Premiership and hopefully we can return to the top-flight in the future.''

Tchakounte added: "It's a dream come true to sign for an English club like QPR.

"I really enjoyed my time training with the team during the last few weeks of the season and am glad I was rewarded with a contract.

"QPR are a big club and I'm really looking forward to playing at Loftus Road for the first time and helping the team next season.''