QPR fans react on Twitter as Conor Washington signs, becomes Austin's replacement

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QPR have snapped up striker Conor Washington from Peterborough United.

Queens Park Rangers confirmed on their official website earlier today that they have signed striker Conor Washington from League One side Peterborough United.

Washington, 23, was working as a postman during his time with St. Ives, and after smashing 52 goals in 50 games for them, he made the move up to Newport County.

After just 18 months with the Welsh club, Washington was again on the move, this time joining Peterborough - and it's with Posh that he has made his name.

14 goals in his last 19 games have seen Washington become one of the deadliest strikers in League One, thriving under manager Graham Westley.

Now though, much like players such as George Boyd, Dwight Gayle, Britt Assombalonga and Lee Tomlin before him, Washington has left Peterborough in a big money deal, joining QPR for a fee reported by the Daily Mail as being worth £2.8m.

After announcing the deal, QPR fans took to Twitter to react, with many comparing Washington to former QPR No. 9 Charlie Austin, who left for Southampton on Saturday after a hugely successful spell at Loftus Road.

Fans are glad to see QPR taking a chance on a lower league player rather than an overpriced veteran, and are clearly excited to see how he fares as Austin's replacement.

Here are some of the reactions from QPR fans after the signing of Conor Washington earlier today...

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