Nedum Onuoha has urged QPR to give a new deal to Wembley hero Bobby Zamora.
The former Fulham frontman has been restricted to a bit-part role this season but came off the bench to fire Rangers to a dramatic victory in Saturday's play-off final and seal a return to the Premier League.
Zamora's deal expires next month and Harry Redknapp will meet owner Tony Fernandes and chief executive Phil Beard in the next week to discuss his squad for the coming season.
Redknapp was willing to let Zamora move on earlier this campaign, but Onuoha insists the former England striker can still be a handful in the top-flight.
"I don't think it's a case of whether he can still do a job," said the defender. "He can comfortably play in the Premier League.
"I would love to see him stay, not just from a personal perspective because he's a good friend of mine, but from a professional one as well because he's one of the most difficult players to defend against.
"I remember when I first came to the club in 2012 and we signed Bobby. I thought it gave us a great chance of staying up.
"In that first three months he made a massive difference, even though Djibril Cisse scored all the goals. He helped us stay up almost single-handedly.
"I always knew he had the ability to change games and to help us out in a way no one else could.
"So it's no surprise towards the end of this season he came alive. In the semi-final against Wigan he was as good as I remember him playing against the likes of Arsenal. That's the Bobby Zamora I know."
Onuoha was speaking at the QPR kit launch at Nike Phenomenal House, at the Sorting Office , New Oxford Street, London. Nike Phenomenal House is a week-long celebration of the lifestyle of football, open until 31st May.