QPR sign Alex Baptiste after defender released by MiddlesbroughBet365
QPR have announced the signing of defender Alex Baptiste, who has agreed a two-year deal following his release by Middlesbrough.
The 31-year-old spent last season on loan with Preston but earlier in his career he had a long spell with Blackpool, where he worked with QPR boss Ian Holloway.
And Baptiste could make his debut for QPR when they host Northampton in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.
The defender told the QPR website: „I’m very excited to be working with Ian Holloway again.
„Working with him at Blackpool was the best time of my career. We had an unbelievable team spirit there and he was the biggest part of that.
„QPR is a massive club and I am really looking forward to being part of the squad.
„I’m an honest lad who gives 100 per cent. I will give it my all, I will leave it all on the pitch and hopefully it will be good enough.“
Holloway added: „Alex is one of the biggest characters I’ve worked with in my time in the game.
„I know him really well and know what he can bring to our squad – so I’m delighted he’s signed and I’m looking forward to working with him again.
„He’s versatile – he can play anywhere across the back – and that was a big plus for me.
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