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Massimo Luongo signs new QPR contract

00:21 GMT+3 15/02/2017
Massimo Luongo Queens Park Rangers v Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 07012017
The Australian is looking to build on a decent first two years at Loftus Road as he looks ahead to the 2018 World Cup and 2019 Asian Cup

Socceroos midfielder Massimo Luongo has signed a new long-term contract with Queens Park Rangers, committing to the Championship club until the end of the 2019-20 season.

Speaking to his club's official website on Tuesday, Luongo explained he wanted to stay at Loftus Road to exploit the strong foundation he's built at the club since joining QPR in May 2015.

The 24-year-old also expressed his delight at signing a new contract.

Luongo enjoying defensive transition

"I've enjoyed my time at QPR so I'm really pleased to have signed this new deal," he said.

"It was a big decision for me, but the right decision.

"The next few years will be really important in my career, and hopefully I can build on the progress I feel I've already made with QPR.

"I'm really enjoying my football here and the fans seem to have taken to me as one of their own, so I couldn't be more delighted."

Amazing assist from Luongo

Luongo has made 59 appearances for QPR in all competitions since joining the London-based club from Swindon Town.

The Sydney-born midfielder also has 23 international caps to his name.

The Socceroos are back in action next month when they play two crucial World Cup Qualifiers, away to Iraq on 23 March before taking on UAE in Sydney five days later, and Luongo should be heavily involved with fellow playmaker Tom Rogic out injured.