Shodipo pens QPR extension

Queens Park Rangers

Olamide Shodipo has committed his future to Queens Park Rangers by signing a new three-year contract with the Championship club.

The 22-year-old has been rewarded with the new deal, which runs until the summer of 2022, after impressing R’s boss Mark Warburton during pre-season, although the winger has been limited to just one Championship appearance this term due to a knee injury.

Indeed, fitness issues have disrupted Shodipo’s progress since he made his QPR debut at the beginning of the 2016-17 season, as a variety of injury problems have meant he has only made 16 Championship appearances to date, although he has also spent time on loan at Port Vale and Colchester.

The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international has thanked QPR for showing faith in him by handing him the new deal and he is keen to prove that he is worthy of signing the new terms.

“I’m delighted that the club has shown faith in me, they’ve trusted me and now I want to perform and repay that when I get my opportunity. I’m very grateful,” Shodipo told the club website.

“The way the team is playing at the moment is amazing. It’s something different to what we have had in the last few years and I hope that we can build on that, continue and do well this season.”