QPR head to Birmingham on Saturday knowing defeat will leave them firmly in a relegation battle over the festive period.
A loss to Leeds last time out made it five defeats in six and has left fans nervously looking over their shoulder. Next up, they face Blues, who occupy the final relegation spot and are six points behind Ian Holloway’s men.
The R’s form suggests that even with a win it could be a long hard season and whilst they’ve not been helped by rotten luck on the injury front, there are serious weaknesses in the squad.
Goals are hard to come by and clean sheets are rare, which combines to make January a critical month for Holloway.
However, the financial situation at the club means he will have to look for bargains and loan signings to bolster his team.
Still, it could be a busy month at Loftus Road and here are five players that QPR should target…