There could be a lot of chopping and changing happening in the next couple of days and weeks, what with the transfer window finally kicking into gear.
And whilst QPR are trying to figure what to do in regards to bringing players in, there is still the matter of what to do when it comes to players that are already at the club, with one position in particular coming across as a bit of a problematic issue for boss Mark Warburton.
The left-back spot this season has predominantly been held down by Ryan Manning, with Lee Wallace getting the occasional run out in that position as well. However, are QPR missing out on a trick when it comes to that spot?
If you take a look at his stats from WhoScored.com, you could make the argument that they are wasting one of the more creative players by putting him at left-back. He currently leads the team both in key passes and crosses per game with 2 and 1.9 respectively, all being done whilst having to balance defensive duties as well, so he is clearly managing to put a shift in, even if it’s in a rather uncomfortable position.
So whilst the club are making headways into bringing in a winger like Jack Clarke from Spurs, there might be a cynic in you that thinks that they really shouldn’t be doing so, especially when you consider that Clarke averages 0.7 key passes per game and 0.2 crosses, much less than what Manning can bring to the table.
When QPR fans talked about the transfer of Clarke last week, they didn’t seem too enamoured with bringing him in, and perhaps this is one of the reasons why, many of them pointed out that they don’t really need any more attackers, and the above statistics are kind of proving their point.
Who would you rather have in the team?
Have QPR dropped the ball when it comes to this transfer? Looking to bring someone in even though they have someone on their books that can do the job? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see if Clarke can do the job better after all.