By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

Sky Bet Championship club, Queens Park Rangers have announced the signing of Nigeria defender Leon Balogun on a one- year contract, reports.

Balogun left Scottish Premiership club , Glasgow Rangers in June following the expiration of his contract.

The 34-year-old briefly played in the Sky Bet Championship for Wigan Athletic before moving to Rangers in 2020.

Former Rangers assistant assistant coach, Mick Beale now QPR’s manager played a key role in the player moving to the Loftus Road.

”It is a big relief to know I can get back to action and I am looking forward to it,” the centre-back told the club’s official website.

“We have been speaking for some weeks so I am happy we got it done.

“The manager is one of the main factors for me. When he left Rangers I messaged him and said in terms of a football brain he is one of the best I have worked with.”

Balogun is yet to kicked the ball in a competitive game this season but he is confident he can get up to speed quickly at his new club.

“I have managed to keep myself fit,” he said.

“I haven’t been able to have team training so that is what I will try to catch up with as quickly as possible.

“The foundation of my fitness is there so it really shouldn’t take me long.”