Traore signs new QPR deal

  • Last Updated: July 4 2014, 12:39 BST

Armand Traore feels it is about time to "wake up and do something serious" after penning a new two-year contract at QPR.

Armand Traore: QPR stay extended
Armand Traore: QPR stay extended

Traore follows Clint Hill and Alejandro Faurlin in remaining at Loftus Road following QPR's promotion back to the Barclays Premier League via the play-offs.

Traore started his career at Monaco before moving to Arsenal in 2005, and also had spells with Portsmouth and Juventus before heading to west London.

"Next season is an extremely important one for me, added to the fact we are back in the Premier League. I want to show what I can do in the best league in the world for QPR - that's what it's all about," Traore told www.qpr.co.uk.

"I am 24 now - it's time to wake up and do something serious.

"I wanted to stay at QPR and now this is done I can fully concentrate on the challenge that lies ahead.

"I am fully focused on the start of the Premier League season."

QPR may have released the likes of Aaron Hughes, Stephane Mbia and Andrew Johnson at the end of their contracts, but the club is determined to further bolster the squad, with goalkeeper Rob Green and striker Bobby Zamora are also in talks over possible new deals.