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QPR sign striker Ishmael Miller on loan

Ishmael Miller
Miller will spend at least three months with QPR

Queens Park Rangers have signed West Bromwich Albion striker Ishmael Miller on a loan that will last for 93 days.

The 23-year-old will be available to the Loftus Road side until 24 April, although a deal may be struck to extend his stay until the end of the season.

QPR boss Neil Warnock said: "Ishmael has got an abundance of pace, and we are glad to bring him in.

"He gives us something we are missing, having lost Jamie Mackie for the season and Patrick Agyemang for a spell."

Miller is QPR's third signing of the January transfer window, following the arrivals of Wayne Routledge and Pascal Chimbonda.

And Warnock revealed that Miller, who helped West Brom win promotion to the Premier League last season, is already settling in at the Championship side.

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"I thought he did very well in his first training session today - he looked good and fitted in well. We have got a good group here anyway, so it is always easy for people to fit in," he said.

"Ishmael is a player I have been looking at for a long time. I have always liked him, and when it was put to me about bringing him in, I asked the Board to support me.

"The deal is not guaranteed yet until the end of the season, but we are optimistic that before the end of January that might be the case."

Miller joined West Brom for £900,00 from Manchester City in January 2008 following a loan spell at the Hawthorns.

He has scored 11 goals in 54 games but has struggled for fitness and appeared in only four top-flight matches this season.

Miller said: "When a team like QPR - who are top of the league - come calling, you can't ask for much more.

"I've watched QPR play a few times this season, and the gaffer has assembled a great squad.

"Having met the lads today, you can see there's a great camaraderie within the squad.

"I'm here to get games and kick-start my career again."



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