Bobby Zamora still feels he has “something to prove” to the Queens Park Rangers fans after he signed a new one-year contract to stay at Loftus Road for their return to the Premier League.
The 33-year-old, who moved to the R’s from Fulham in January 2012, played a key role in helping Harry Redknapp’s side return to the top flight at the first attempt last season as he scored the late winning goal in the Championship play-off final against Derby County at Wembley in May.
Zamora had fallen out of contract at the end of June and was a free agent, but he has now decided to stay put with the R’s as he looks to help the team stay in the Premier League next term.
The former Brighton, Tottenham and West Ham forward, who has scored 11 goals in 59 appearances in all competitions since joining QPR, told the club’s website: “I’m over the moon.
“I’ve had an up and down time at QPR. I started off really well but then picked up a couple of injuries and didn’t perform as well as I wanted to.
“But at the end of last year, after coming back following injury, I thought whenever I was called upon to do a job, I did it well.”
Zamora added: “I’m pleased to be fit again now with another chance to prove myself in the best league in the world.
“I still feel I’ve got something to prove to the fans – and I still think I’ve got it in me to do a great job, so I’m looking forward to doing that.”
The R’s, who are 2.90 to be relegated, are 2.50 to start the new season on a winning note against Hull City at Loftus Road on August 16. The Tigers are 2.56 and the draw is 3.23.