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Queens Park Rangers return for defender Danny Shittu

Danny Shittu
Shittu played for Nigeria at the World Cup in South Africa

Former Queens Park Rangers defender Danny Shittu has returned to the Championship-topping London club on a short-term contract.

The 30-year-old, who made 182 appearances for Rangers during a five-year spell between 2001 and 2006, has signed until the end of the season.

Shittu's 93-day contract at Millwall ended earlier this week.

R's manager Neil Warnock told the club website: "I felt we were maybe one body light in the central defensive area."

Warnock continued: "We've got to look at every avenue for the last 19 games of what could be the most important period in the club's recent history.

Everyone knows this is my home. I've got a lot of friends here and the fans know how I feel about them

Danny Shittu

"Dan wanted to come here and I wanted to get him, so it was a no-brainer in that respect. He knows the club inside out and can't wait to get started.

"I've not signed him just because he's a club legend, I've brought him in because I feel he's very capable of doing a job for us."

Shittu expressed his delight at returning to Loftus Road, commenting: "I'm excited and emotional to be back here.

"Everyone knows this is my home. I've got a lot of friends here and the fans know how I feel about them.

"I've been through a lot of highs and lows at QPR, but the place is buzzing at the moment and I can't wait to pull on the Rangers shirt and give my all."

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