Donnelly to ink new deal
By Stephen Bateman
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Scott Donnelly will see his recent development rewarded with a new QPR contract.
Queens Park Rangers youngster Scott Donnelly will see his recent development rewarded with a new contract in the coming weeks.
The 18-year-old midfielder has fought his way through the Loftus Road ranks, making his first senior start in the 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace.
Speaking to the Kilburn Times, Donnelly declared: "There's talk of signing a new contract in the next week or two and my agent's sorting things out at the moment.
"I'm just concentrating on playing football, but hopefully we can get it all done and dusted before the end of the month because I want to be playing for QPR next season.
"Hopefully I can get a few more starts under my belt and, if not, make as many appearances as I can between now and the end of the season."
Fellow academy graduate Shabazz Baidoo is also expected to sign professional forms with the club when he celebrates his 18th birthday in April.
"Me and Shabazz get on really well," continued Donnelly. "He's made it easier for me by coming through so early, showing the youngsters were good enough and I was able to follow in his footsteps.
"He stole the limelight and hopefully I'm going to take it back off him now! Running out of the tunnel at Palace was a good feeling, the best moment of my life so far.
"I enjoyed the game and I'd like to think I did enough to push for another start, but it's up to Gary Waddock and, whatever his decision is, I'll take it.
"He knows how the youngsters play, he's put his faith in us before and hopefully knows he can trust us in the first team."