QPR defender Damion Stewart wants to extend his four-year stay at Loftus Road after putting the worst injury of his career behind him.

Stewart, who suffered a fractured skull in a sickening injury at Crystal Palace in April, has recently opened contract talks with QPR as boss Neil Warnock aims to keep the experienced stopper.

Stewart continued his recuperation by playing his second 90 minutes in four days in the second-string's 1-1 draw at Hayes & Yeading on Saturday.

“I am starting to get back to full fitness now,” he said. “It was a recommended three months out for me and I had to wait for that to start playing again. I have been getting 90 minutes now and feel good physically – I just need to get into shape in terms of playing games.”

Stewart, who turns 30 next month, believes that Rangers are a club going places under Warnock and he is happy to be a part of it.

But he says that it will be an open race for promotion to the Premier League next season with plenty of contenders battling it out at the top of the Championship.

“For every team in the Championship, it is all about promotion – no team in it will not be thinking about promotion,” he added. “We will buy into what Neil teaches us and I hope that we can kick on from the start of the season.

“This will be my fifth season and hopefully I will be here.”

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