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Thursday, August 23, 2018
It's Official QPR Sign Wells on Loan

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QPR have further bolstered their attack with the loan signing of striker Nahki Wells.

The 28-year-old arrives from Premier League side Burnley, joining until the end of the season.

Bermuda-born Wells comes with plenty of Championship experience, having scored 48 goals in 152 appearances previously with Huddersfield Town – hitting double figures in each of his three full seasons with the Terriers, with whom he helped fire to promotion in 2016/17.

“It’s a challenge that excites me a lot,” Wells told www.qpr.co.uk.

“I have had the struggles of fighting to stay in the league as well as getting promoted. I like to think the club are getting someone who’s hungry, excited, who has experience at this level and knows what it takes to grind out a long, tough season.”

Wells – who has found the net on each of his previous three outings at Loftus Road – is excited about playing in front of the R’s faithful.

QPR’s latest addition Nahki Wells says he’s hoping to make an immediate impact after joining the club on a season-long loan from Burnley FC.

“I’ve always enjoyed my visits to Loftus Road,” he added. “It’s a great ground.
“I’m looking forward to playing there regularly and hopefully I can continue that run of scoring goals at home now.”

Wells joins fellow frontman Tomer Hemed, following the Israeli’s arrival from Brighton & Hove Albion earlier on Thursday.

R’s boss Steve McClaren is pleased to have both on board, adding: “I’m delighted with Tomer and Nahki now too to join him.

“I know them very well – they’re a nightmare to play against! I’m glad to have them in our squad. They’re two very good strikers with great pedigree and experience.

“Nahki is proven, he scores goals. He’s scored goals at this level, he’s played in a team which has secured promotion so he’s someone who’s been there and done it.
“That’s exactly what we need.”

Wells will wear the number 32 shirt and could make his debut against Wigan Athletic on Saturday.
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