Marc Pugh has revealed why he chose to join Queens Park Rangers over the summer after a nine-year spell with Bournemouth.
The attacking midfielder arrived on a free transfer over the summer and has proved a valuable asset, scoring two goals and providing two assists in 27 league appearances.
Mainly used from the substitutes bench, Pugh has come in for Ilias Chair in recent weeks to allow Eberechi Eze to play more centrally.
Having suffered an injury over the summer the 32-year-old was uncertain about what his next move would be, but speaking to The Athletic he explained why he opted to join QPR.
“I got a phone call off my agent saying QPR were interested and that Mark Warburton wanted to give me a call,” he said.
“I spoke to him and he came across like such a really good guy, a genuine guy. He had a great philosophy about him.”
Warburton’s ability to attract out of contract players have proved to be a real bonus, with the former Brentford man bringing in Dominic Ball, Yoann Barbet, Geoff Cameron, Todd Kane and Conor Masterson on free transfers this summer.
Pugh has been a useful addition to the squad as a player with plenty of Premier League experience.
While he is past his prime, he provides a valuable option from the start or the bench and can complement some of the more exciting young attacking players in the squad.
With an option for a further year in his deal, the R’s would be wise to offer him an extension.