Long-term success is the priority at Queens Park Rangers, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes so anyway.
But is that just an excuse for what has been a relatively poor comeback season for QPR so far?
QPR fans want success, and with the players on offer, who would blame them? But while it might have been a reasonable target at the start of the season, the chance of Premier League football is becoming slimmer and slimmer, the closer we get to the end of the season.
Speaking to West London Sport recently, Hasselbaink said: “A lot of things have happened at the club and a lot of changes have happened.”
And while this might be true, at the start of the season QPR seemed destined for promotion, and while losing players like Charlie Austin is never a positive thing, surely we would have expected a bit more of a fight from the club this season.
In my opinion ‘Long-term success; is an easy response to anyone who tries to slate the club for their poor season.
At the end of the day what club doesn’t dream of long term success? QPR had the players and the backing to get back to the Premier League and it seems to have gone a little bit wrong.
We all know how quickly things change in the Championship, but with high flying clubs cementing positions in the top six, it seems like now or never for QPR, at least for this season anyway.
A great team on paper and favourites for many at the start of the season. We want to know, do you think QPR still have reason to fight for the top 6 this season? And is it realistic?