Jamie Mackie believes that he has business to finish at Loftus Road after re-signing for Queens Park Rangers.Mackie has put pen to paper on a two-year deal – returning to the club where he spent three years at between 2010 and 2013.
He has since represented Nottingham Forest and Reading, where he was on loan last season, but Mackie says that his time away has only helped to make him realise how much he enjoyed his first stint with the R’s.
“Anyone that knows me will tell you just how much this club means to me – and the feelings that I’ve got for the place has only grown in the short time I’ve been away,” he enthused on the club’s official site.
“People say never go back, but I feel as though I’ve got some unfinished business here and under the guidance of Les [Ferdinand] and Chris [Ramsey], I can only see a bright future for this club.
“They know I’ll come in and give my absolute maximum and – having played in front of the QPR fans before – I know that’s exactly what they love to see. It’s great to be back.”
QPR have been busy this summer, with Mackie their fourth addition following relegation from the Premier League last term.
So far the London-based outfit have generally targeted youthful players, signing Swindon duo Massimo Luongo and Ben Gladwin, as well as Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from Bristol City, but boss Ramsey feels his latest recruit’s know-how will be vital.
“I’m hoping now he’s a little bit older and wiser, that he’ll bring some experience and maturity to the dressing room,” Ramsey said.
“I’m sure the fans will welcome him back with open arms – it’s a really good addition for us.”