QPR starlet earns three-year extension

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Michael Petrasso spent part of the season on loan at Oldham and Coventry and has impressed enough to earn a new deal with Queens Park Rangers.

18-year-old Canadian winger Michael Petrasso has earned himself a three-year contract extension with Queens Park Rangers

Petrasso had attracted attention last month with rumours that former QPR boss Mark Hughes was looking to bring him to Stoke. Hughes was in charge at QPR when Petrasso signed from Toronto FC in 2012. 

Coventry and Oldham had taken him on loan this season where he had successful spells and his energetic performances on the wing going forward and coming back left Sky Blues manager Steven Pressley reportedly hoping to extend the loan deal until the end of the season. 

QPR fans at the time seemed to want Petrasso to be given a chance with the Hoops, as results had not been going their way, and at the very least complete dedication and commitment would be shown by player. 

It has been reported that Petrasso travelled with the QPR team today to Blackburn, who they face tomorrow. Since returning from loan Petrasso has been on the bench for games against Middlesbrough and Blackpool. 

"I'm really pleased to have signed for another three years," Petrasso told QPR's official website. "It's a really exciting time for me and my family."

In recent years the Hoops have not been known for excellent use of their academy, although they have produced some gems through the years and the club's most successful period came when they were producing and using their own talent. 

If Petrasso performs well for the R's when given his chance, it could open the door for other academy products to make their mark on the QPR team. 

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