QPR striker Heidar Helguson signs new one-year deal

Heidar Helguson
Helguson has scored seven goals in 12 appearances this season

Queens Park Rangers striker Heidar Helguson has signed a new one-year contract extending his stay until 2013.

The veteran Iceland international signed a one-year deal in the summer after helping QPR into the Premier League for the first time in 15 years.

The 34-year-old has been one of QPR's best players this season, netting seven goals in 12 Premier League appearances.

"He's more than earned this new deal - no-one deserves it more," manager Neil Warnock told the club website.

The former Watford and Fulham striker joined QPR from Bolton in January 2009.

Warnock added: "I fought tooth and nail to keep Heidar here over the summer, because I knew he could be a threat for us in the Premier League.

"He's a credit to his profession."

But he admitted: "We know he's not going to play every game at his age, which is why we need to add to our options in that department - it's something we're working on and we're quite hopeful we'll be successful in our pursuit."

On top of prospective additions in the January transfer window, Warnock also revealed he hopes to tie up new deals with those whose contracts are coming to an end.

"With a little bit of luck we can get one or two more of the lads that are here to sign new contracts over the next few weeks," he said.

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