As the spending power of Championship clubs continues to increase year on year, the situation that QPR find themselves in must really frustrate fans.
The R’s issues with financial fair play (FFP) have been well documented and it’s fair to say it’s having a major impact on Ian Holloway and his side.
Holloway was one of very few managers in the country not to bring in a single player during the window and whilst Director of Football Les Ferdinand insisted signings could’ve been made, it said a lot.
Instead, the focus for the west London club was to shift as many high earners as possible. Yeni Ngbakoto and more importantly Steven Caulker did leave Loftus Road last month but the club would’ve hoped for more departures.
All in all, it leaves Holloway and QPR in a very tricky situation.
The club are clearly focusing on signing younger, lower league players as well as promoting from the academy but that can be difficult to sustain given the competition they face in the Championship.
Although, it must be said that fans will appreciate the effort and commitment from the younger players who clearly want to play for the badge after years of players not caring.
More worryingly though, the financial difficulties aren’t just going to disappear overnight. There’s a long journey ahead for QPR and fans will be forgiven for thinking there isn’t any light at the end of the tunnel.
One positive is that the team appear to have avoided a relegation battle this season as relegation to League One would be another major problem for the club.
However, it looks as though the next few seasons could be very bleak for the R’s as they look to get out of this FFP mess.
Thoughts, QPR fans? Let us know in the comments below.
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