POLE PAWEL’S SO GLAD TO JOIN THE R’S

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Joshua Richards

POLAND in­ter­na­tional Pawel Ws­zolek ad­mit­ted he could not re­sist the draw of ‘the home of foot­ball’ af­ter sign­ing for QPR on dead­line day.

Ws­zolek joins from Ital­ian Serie B side Hel­las Verona af­ter they were rel­e­gated at the end of last sea­son from the top flight.

He joins Pol­ish team­mate, the de­fen­sive mid­fielder Ariel Bo­ry­siuk, 24, who be­came Jimmy Floyd Has­sel­baink’s first sign­ing of the sum­mer in June.

Ws­zolek, 24, missed out on Euro 2016 af­ter break­ing his hand, but the mid­fielder – who is cur­rently on in­ter­na­tional duty – is keen to push on with QPR.

“I’m very ex­cited about the prospect of play­ing in Eng­land – the home of foot­ball, where fans live for the game 24 hours a day,” Ws­zolek ex­plained.

“QPR is a great club with great tra­di­tions, fan­tas­tic fans and big am­bi­tions. I want to de­velop here as a foot­baller and achieve a higher level.”

Has­sel­baink be­lieves the sign­ing rep­re­sents an­other step in the club’s quest to re­turn to the top-flight.

He said: “He’s a Pol­ish in­ter­na­tional with good pedi­gree who will bring qual­ity to the side.

“He is ver­sa­tile, can play on ei­ther the left or right, and works tire­lessly for the team. He’s a very hard­work­ing player.”

SCOT­LAND in­ter­na­tional striker Chris Mar­tin was re­lieved to seal a trans­fer dead­line day sea­son-long loan at Ful­ham.

The 27year-old scored 55 goals in 132 league ap­pear­ances for Derby and ad­mits he was im­pressed by Slav­isa Jokanovic’s in­tent to push up the Cham­pi­onship ta­ble this sea­son.

“I think they have made some ex­cel­lent sign­ings in this win­dow and they have a man­ager with as­pi­ra­tions to get back to the Premier League,” said Mar­tin.

“Hope­fully I am able to con­trib­ute and help them do that. You can never say it wasn’t a dis­trac­tion be­cause it was in the pipe­line for a lit­tle while. I’m just glad to get it out of the way.”

DE­LIGHT: Pawel Ws­zolek

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