QPR boss Michael Beale says taking teams ‘head-on’ will give the R’s officials a good idea of what the club needs when the January transfer market rolls around.
QPR had another shrewd showing in the summer transfer market.
They signed a few names who’ve since slotted straight into their starting XI in Tyler Roberts and Kenneth Paal to name a couple, and those additions have since made the team a better one.
The R’s sit in 6th place of the table after the opening 10 games of the season and they look to be getting better with each passing fixture.
With the winter break fast approaching and the January transfer market set to follow it, Beale has made an early indication as to what the winter transfer window might have in store for his side.
He told West London Sport:
“What I’ve tried to do is meet every Championship team head-on and I’ll certainly do that to the halfway stage and then see where we’re at – I want to play every team, home or away, head-on.
“I think that will give us great feedback in terms of when we go into the market again in January if we do, and who’s going to be able to take QPR forward in the eyes of myself, Les and the owners and where we want the club to go.”
What do QPR need in January?
QPR perhaps need the same thing that they needed in the summer but failed to get – a goal-scoring no.9.
Lyndon Dykes is yet to really get off the mark this season, with Roberts having filled in up top recently.
If the R’s are to become serious promotion contenders then they need an out-and-out goal-scorer. But finding one in this market is very difficult and the club might yet need to dip into the transfer kitty to bring one in.
There’s plenty out there but the problem remains money, and having enough of it to lure them in for the long-run.
QPR return to action v Bristol City in the Championship this weekend.