Karl Henry says thanks for the memories following Queens Park Rangers exit

Karl Henry (right) will leave Queens Park Rangers when his contract expires this summer (pic: Simon

Karl Henry (right) will leave Queens Park Rangers when his contract expires this summer (pic: Simon Galloway/PA Images) - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

Midfielder took the social media on Monday after Rs departure was confirmed last week

Former Queens Park Rangers midfielder Karl Henry took to Twitter Monday to post a heartfelt thank you to the west Londoners following his release last week.

Henry is one of 10 players whose deals will not be renewed when they expire this summer, along with youngsters Jeremy Arthur, Brandon Barzey, Darnell Goather-Braithwaite, Ruudi Clarke, Gianni Crichlow, Jake Eales, Anthony Folkes, Michael Klass and Rhys Springer-Downes.

The 34-year-old joined from Wolverhampton Wanderers in July 2013 and helped the Rs win promotion to the Premier League at the end of that season.

However, with Henry’s four-year stay at Loftus Road to end this summer, the midfielder took to social media to thank all involved.

“QPR is a special football club and I feel privileged to have represented you,” he said on Twitter.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to play under a number of excellent QPR managers and coaches and alongside some outstanding footballers.

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“More importantly, I’ve had the pleasure of working with genuinely nice people on a daily basis.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to the fans! Your support during my time at the club has always meant a lot to me.

“I’ve been fully committed every time I’ve pulled on a Queens Park Rangers shirt and it’s nice to know that it’s been appreciated.

“The chairman, Tony Fernandes, is a class act who is desperate to take the club back to the Premier League (where it belongs). I have no doubt that you will succeed soon.

Thank you for everything!

“I wish Les, Ian, the lads and everybody else at QPR, the best of luck in the future.”

In addition to Henry and the other players leaving the club in the summers, QPR confirmed that Ravel Morrison and Kazenga LuaLua will return to their parent clubs following the completion of their loans.

Morrison joined Rs for a second spell in January from Lazio and went on to make five appearances.

Lualua also joined in January from Championship rivals Brighton & Hove Albion, going on to make 11 appearances, scoring just the one goal against Preston North End in February.