Jamie Mackie has set himself the target of a new QPR contract in the summer – and a one after that, and maybe one after that too.

The 31-year-old believes the answer to a new offer lies on the pitch.

“New contract? 100 per cent - that's definitely an aim,” he said.

“My contract is up in the summer, as it stands. Obviously I'm an experienced player and know how it works.

“Like always in football, the rest of it takes care of itself if you're out there playing well.

Foot in: Jamie Mackie is fouled by Ryan Fredericks (L)

“The opportunity to stay at QPR would be right at the top of my list. I've just got to carry on playing well and hopefully all of that will get sorted out.”

Mackie admits his all-out energy game epitomises the spirit under new boss Ian Holloway - but even if it didn't, he doesn't know any other way to play.

However, it’s cost him dear.

A bad double leg break against Blackburn in 2011 kept him out for seven months.

Last summer the Scotland international suffered ankle ligament damage trying to come back too early from surgery on a long-standing hamstring problem.

Goal! Jamie Mackie scores the winner at Reading

He only made 16 appearances the previous season, missing more than three months through injury that ironically started at Fulham in September 2015, last Saturday's opponents.

"It was a really frustrating time and I think the manager, the staff and the chairman were very keen that I made sure I was 100 per cent and I wasn't," Mackie said.

"I was just desperate to get back, and before maybe I've come back a little bit to early only on the back of being desperate to play.

"But with the experience I've had now of getting re-injured, I understand that it's very important that you're 100 per cent, and I've had good time to work on my body and I feel as good as I've ever felt, if not better."

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