Derry signs one-year QPR extension

The robust midfielder declares his delight after committing his future to the club for another year, having found himself back in favour under new boss Harry Redknapp
QPR midfielder Shaun Derry has signed a contract extension until the summer of 2014, the club have confirmed.

The veteran has enjoyed a return to favour under new manager Harry Redknapp, appearing in nine games since his appointment despite playing only thrice previously this season.

"I'm absolutely delighted," he told the club's official website. "It's changing times once again with Harry coming in and I find myself playing more now than I did under Mark Hughes.

"I'm just so delighted to commit myself to the club for another year – I'm enjoying my football more than ever.

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"The fans played a major role in this decision. When you're not in the side or even in the squad and you're questioning whether or not you should move on, it always stuck in my mind the many happy memories I've had here.

"Now I'm back in the side and I'm appreciated by the fans as much as I have been since I arrived here and that means so much - it feels like home here.

"I've come to the club at the latter stages of my career but, without question, I've enjoyed the happiest time of my career at QPR."

The Rs have taken 11 points from as many Premier League games since Redknapp took over and Derry agrees that the new boss has given the squad fresh impetus.
"Harry's got everyone believing again," he enthused. "There's a togetherness about us now. The team spirit – which comes through runs like this – is improving all the time.

"We're all coming together at the moment. We're showing that togetherness that is required."