QPR switch thrills Johnson
June 19, 2012 08:59:41 UK
Andrew Johnson is looking forward to working with Mark Hughes again after completing his switch from Fulham to QPR on a free transfer.
The 31-year-old striker knows Hughes from their time together at Craven Cottage and believes QPR are a side on the up, despite their flirtation with relegation last season.
Hughes' side only survived on the last day of the season, despite suffering a dramatic 3-2 defeat at Manchester City.
I have spoken to the chairman and Mark, who both have great ambition for QPR, and it is something that I wanted to be a part of.Andrew Johnson
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QPR are 1.001 to be relegated next season while Fulham are 151.00 to go down, West Ham United 1213.00 and Stoke City 501.00.
"I have spoken to the chairman and Mark, who both have great ambition for QPR, and it is something that I wanted to be a part of," said Johnson.
"I have worked closely with Mark before and there are also players here that I have played with previously, including Bobby Zamora and Shaun Derry. Those were factors in me joining, but this is a big, big club.
"Mark told me about the plans for a new training ground and how the club wants to go forward. That really excited me."
Johnson moved to Fulham from Everton in August 2008 for £10.5million and found the net 13 times in 86 Premier League appearances for the Cottagers. Earlier in his career he starred for Birmingham City and Crystal Palace.
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