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QPR sign forwards Tommy Smith and Rob Hulse

Tommy Smith and Rob Hulse
Smith and Hulse arrived at QPR on transfer deadline day

QPR have boosted their forward options by agreeing deals to sign Tommy Smith and Rob Hulse from Championship rivals Portsmouth and Derby.

Both deals are subject to clearance and approval by the Football League, with an announcement expected on Wednesday.

The deal to bring 30-year-old Smith to London from Pompey is reportedly worth £1.5m, while Hulse, 30, has arrived for an undisclosed fee from the Rams.

The pair have signed three-year deals at Loftus Road.

Hulse, who had missed Derby's last three games with an Achillies tendon injury, played under Queens Park Rangers boss Neil Warnock while at Sheffield United.


The striker played 96 games for Derby, scoring 31 goals but he would have been out of contract next summer.

Meanwhile, Smith made 22 appearances for Portsmouth after arriving from Watford last August.

His only goal for Pompey came in a 3-2 Premier League victory over Hull at Fratton Park in March.

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see also
Warnock cools QPR's expectations
28 Aug 10 |  Championship
Hulse not about to leave - Clough
04 Aug 10 |  Derby
Derby keen to net striker Smith
22 Mar 10 |  Derby
Smith completes switch to Pompey
27 Aug 09 |  Portsmouth

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