Warnock discusses January targets

 

Neil Warnock was today meeting QPR's major shareholders armed with his list of targets for the January transfer window.

It was the first time chairman Tony Fernandes, vice-chairman Amit Bhatia and directors Kamarudin Bin Meranun and Ruben Emir Gnanalingam have met with the club's manager as a group.

Warnock believes QPR need three to four new signings to ensure they remain competitive in the Barclays Premier League and today he was due to learn of the budget at his disposal.

"I have met them all individually, but it's great to get them together," he said.

"On the end of the phone is never the same as when you sit down with these guys. We'll go through targets and recommendations.

"They are nice people. All of them are enthusiastic and want what is best for us, which is a great recipe.

"We will be looking to take on loan two or three players, a couple from England and one from abroad.

"We want players like (Tottenham full-back) Kyle Walker, who we took last season and we turned into an England international. We want to pick the brains of the top clubs.

"We do need improvement - we need three to four players into the squad to give us solidity. We are shipping goals a bit too easily.

"We rushed what we could before the summer transfer deadline day but when we had injuries at centre-half, it was difficult to get people in that position.

"We have to assess the squad to give ourselves a chance."

Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic and Fulham forward Bobby Zamora are the latest names to be linked with moves to Loftus Road next month.

Warnock insists that despite the cash available following the takeover, QPR will only spend wisely in what he hopes will be the last busy January transfer window he experiences.

"I won't be doing anything just for the sake of it," he said.

"We've targeted who we want and we do need improving, but I'd like to think this will be the final January in which we need three or four new players.

"If you do your business right and you establish yourself, then you do your business in the summer, but that wasn't really possible for us this season.

"It's been a difficult period to get people in and then integrate them all."

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
SPONSORED FEATURES
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
Who is Oliver Bonas and how has he captured middle-class hearts?

Who is Oliver Bonas?

It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones
Theme parks continue to draw in thrill-seekers despite the risks - so why are we so addicted?

Why are we addicted to theme parks?

Now that Banksy has unveiled his own dystopian version, Christopher Beanland considers the ups and downs of our endless quest for amusement
Tourism in Iran: The country will soon be opening up again after years of isolation

Iran is opening up again to tourists

After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
10 best PS4 games

10 best PS4 games

Can’t wait for the new round of blockbusters due out this autumn? We played through last year’s offering
Transfer window: Ten things we learnt

Ten things we learnt from the transfer window

Record-breaking spending shows FFP restraint no longer applies
Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

... and not just because of Isis vandalism
Girl on a Plane: An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack

Girl on a Plane

An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack
Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

The author of 'The Day of the Jackal' has revealed he spied for MI6 while a foreign correspondent