Conor Washington says Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was a massive reason behind his move to Queens Park Rangers

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Queens Park Rangers have completed a deal to sign Conor Washington from Peterborough United today.

Conor Washington has told Queens Park Rangers’ official site that Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was a major reason behind his move to Loftus Road.

Washington has become Hasselbaink’s first signing as QPR boss, after he signed a three and a half year deal earlier today.

The 23-year-old arrives from Peterborough and he is looking forward to getting started in the Championship.

“As a striker, having someone like Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink here as manager was a massive pull for me," Washington enthused.

"He's been there, seen it and done it at the very highest level and that can only benefit me as a player.

“I feel I've improved as a player over the last 18 months. My mentality has changed and I'm a better player for it. But I also feel there's a lot more to come from me and I believe I can properly go on to fulfil my potential at QPR.

“I know I've still got a long way to go in my development but I'm relishing the chance to prove my worth. I've proved I can do it at every level I've played at so far, so I don't see any reason why I can't do it here with QPR.

“I can’t wait to pull on the QPR shirt and show the fans what I’m capable of.”

Washington was reportedly tracked by a number of sides from the Championship, but QPR have won the race for his signature. 

Washington has been handed the number nine shirt at QPR, which signifies how high the London club’s hopes for him are.

The former Newport County man arrives at Loftus Road in red-hot form, after scoring 12 goals in his last 14 matches in League One.

Washington could make his debut for QPR against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend.

The rapid front man joins Loftus Road, with Rangers sitting in 15th place in the Championship table, 11 points back from the play off spaces. 

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