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The QPR striker is looking forward to competing for a first-team place with the Hoops' new record signing after finding a new lease of life under manager Harry Redknapp

QPR striker Jay Bothroyd is relishing the challenge of competing for a first-team place alongside the club's new record-signing Loic Remy.

The 30-year-old frontman returned to Loftus Road following a tumultuous loan spell with Championship strugglers Sheffield Wednesday after he was deemed surplus to requirements by Mark Hughes.

But Bothroyd booked Rangers' place in the fourth round of the FA Cup with the only goal of the game in last night's replay with West Bromwich Albion and is enjoying a new lease of life under Harry Redknapp.

QPR SIGN REMY
"This was the opportunity I wanted," Bothroyd told the Evening Standard upon his return.

"Everyone knows Harry is a very honest man. If the club sign another striker, I will welcome the competition.


"Things didn't work out for me before now. But I want to stay with QPR and am determined to work hard for my spot."

French international Remy completed his switch from Marseille for a record fee of around £8million, penning a four-year deal with the Premier League's basement boys.

The 26-year-old looked set for a move to St. James' Park, but Redknapp managed to cut a deal for the in-demand forward, who scored 27 goals in 68 appearances for Les Phocéens.

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