Queens Park Rangers have had a superb 2021 and are looking to try and finish as best of the rest this season in the Sky Bet Championship outside of the play-off places.
7th is still attainable – though it will be tough to reel Reading in in the final three matches – and even if they do not manage that, there are big hopes for next season.
Indeed, they’ve turned things around brilliantly under Mark Warburton and the hope will be that this summer is going to see the Hoops really build on things and make some good signings in the transfer market.
They’ll also be looking to avoid certain situations, though, and here we identify two such examples…
Seny Dieng leaves
What a season Seny Dieng has had this year for Queens Park Rangers.
Given the opportunity to stake his claim for the number 1 spot this year, Dieng has grasped it with both hands and, indeed, perhaps typically for a goalkeeper in top form, he hasn’t let go.
Indeed, him leaving in the summer would be a real blow for Rangers as he is one of the best in the Championship and though Joe Lumley has suggested he’s improving in recent cameos, keeping Dieng needs to be an aim this summer.
All four loan arrivals are lost
Warburton deserves huge credit for switching to a wing-back system and getting results with QPR this year but, it must be said, the arrival of the four loan players in January has also helped with a pick-up in results.
Charlie Austin, Stefan Johansen, Sam Field and Jordy de Wijs have all had positive impacts and losing all four would be a natural blow this summer.
De Wijs seems likely to stay and there’s a decent chance Field could at least, too, but whether Johansen and Austin are around as well remains to be seen.
Rangers will want to keep all four but at least retaining some of them would be an ideal start for next year.