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QPR are currently undergoing an abysmal run of form as they stayed winless in seven after a 1-1 draw with Derby on Saturday.
This kind of form is one that can end up getting the manager sacked and also in an unforgiving league such as the Championship, can drop a side ever closer to competing in a relegation battle.
The R’s are unbelievably still without a clean sheet in the league despite their being 19 games played already in the season so far.
This shows that the majority of their problems are down to conceding goals, and even Mark Warburton would have to agree with you on that one.
QPR have recently been linked with Ipswich Town defender Luke Woolfenden and that is the right kind of signs that supporters and other R’s players will want to be seeing from the club.
They should be desperate for defenders to join the club, and it looks like that these prayers will be answered judging by the most recent links.
The attackers in the squad are excellent and players such as Nahki Wells, Jordan Hugill and Eberechi Eze mean that the side always has goals in them but the defensive structure has to improve otherwise this slow decline will continue.
Woolfenden would be a good start for the R’s if they could bring him to the club, but there are others out there who could really add some experience to the backline. The right mix is required, as well as an adaptable defender who can play in both back three and back four formations.
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Without doubt, signs are promising for January and QPR supporters should seriously start looking up as the club’s overall performances haven’t been that bad at all.
If Warburton can sort out this issue then they may be able to come back and sort out their form and play the way they had been at the start of the campaign.
At one point in October, they were in the top six, now they’ve dropped down to 16th and are only heading in one direction. The January transfer window is big, but the early signs are promising and an improvement in the defensive department could be on the cards.