Clause means Helguson secures new deal

QPR forward Heidar Helguson has landed a one-year extension to his contract after making his 12th Premier League appearance of the season.

Helguson, 34, has been a revelation for Rangers this term, producing several impressive performances and scoring seven goals.

A clause in the 12-month deal he signed in the summer entitled him to another contract if he made a certain number of appearances in the top flight.

And the Iceland international has now secured his future at Loftus Road until 2013.

Helguson, whose latest outing came in this week’s 1-1 draw at Swansea, struggled for fitness and form after being signed from Bolton three years ago.

But he was rejuvenated by a loan spell back at his former club Watford, where he remains a huge favourite.

He has netted 22 goals in 51 matches since returning to west London for the start of last season, and played a huge role in QPR’s promotion from the Championship.

The club are also planning to tie goalkeeper Paddy Kenny to an improved contract and will soon tell defender Clint Hill whether he too will get an extension.

Hill, whose current deal is due to expire at the end of the season, has hinted that he may move on in January if Rangers do not make him an offer.

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