Six signings QPR should consider making in January

QPR boss Chris Ramsey looks to stabilize a club who have had a hectic couple of years. The Loftus Road outfit have bounced between the Premier League and their current division, the Championship.

A host of bloated egos have come and gone under chairman Tony Fernandes, with some thoroughly laughable signings.

However, the R’s have held on to Matt Phillips, Sandro and Charlie Austin (for now), so possess a decent core of players. Add the likes of Nedum Onuoha and Leroy Fer into the mix, and the squad looks pretty strong.

However, with uncertainty surrounding England striker Austin’s future, the club may be wise to dip into the transfer market in the New Year sales.

With Premier League squads getting stronger and stronger each passing year, Championship could be able to make quality additions when sides inevitably panic buy in January.

Here are six January additions QPR should consider in their quest for promotion…


Tottenham's Tom Carroll

A former Rangers player, the Spurs man could be tempted by a more permanent arrangement at Loftus Road this time around.

A silky, skilful midfield man, a move to a play-off chasing Championship side could be exactly what he needs. Parent club Tottenham look to have sorted out their first choice eleven, with the 23-year old fairly low in the pecking order.

Last year at Swansea didn’t truly work out for him, but a player of his talent should not go to waste and could certainly improve the R’s.


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The Crystal Palace striker looks to have fallen behind the times under Alan Pardew, as the Selhurst Park club look to push on to another level.

Should Austin depart in January, the club will need to replace his goals. Campbell would provide an excellent alternative. Despite being unable to hold down a first team place with the Eagles, he has proven to be a useful striker everywhere else he has been.


Mike Williamson

Any move for the Newcastle United defender would see the R’s gain an experienced Premier League centre-back.

The 31-year old is a towering presence, able to affect games at both ends of the pitch. He has fallen down the pecking order under Steve McClaren, and could represent an astute addition.

The former Portsmouth man is dependable, despite what 50,000 angry Geordies might say/scream.



The French midfielder who scored an exceptional lob at Old Trafford while playing for West Brom has fallen out of favour under Slaven Bilic at West Ham, and looks to be available.

He provides creativity and solid attacking work, something which could be vitally needed if Austin’s goals are ripped out of Ramsey’s sides. Pairing him with Matt Phillips can create one of the most dynamic and varied attacks in the division.


Joel Campbell

The Arsenal man is all but surplus to requirements at the Emirates, and would be a fantastic addition to a Championship side.

With 50 international caps to his name, the Costa Rican star is experienced beyond his years. Able to operate as an attacking midfielder across the front line, or as a traditional centre-forward, the former Villarreal man would be an absolute steal.


Norwich’s good form in the early part of the season may convince the club to part with bad-boy Lewis Grabban.

The former Bournemouth man was disciplined for his conduct after failing to secure a move away from Carrow Road, but has been offered the chance to redeem himself.

However, Alex Neil’s outfit have exceeded expectations thus far and may be willing to get rid of the Jamaican international striker.

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