Despite being tipped to win the Championship last season, QPR made it back to the Premier League the hard way by going through the playoffs. After Bobby Zamora snatched a last minute goal against Derby in the final at Wembley, QPR were back in the top flight at the first time of asking, and manager Harry Redknapp was backed in the transfer market this summer.
Redknapp splashed the cash as Alex McCarthy, Maurizio Isla, Steven Caulker, Sandro, Leroy Fer, Jordon Mutch and Eduardo Vargas all arrived at Loftus Road, but with three defeats from their four opening games, it really hasn't gone to plan for Rangers so far this term.
Redknapp has used a 5-3-2 system at times this season, with three central midfielders; Mutch, Joey Barton and Leroy Fer usually, though Sandro is now also in the picture since his deadline day move from Tottenham. Yet with Alejandro Faurlin out with a long-term injury, Redknapp may look to add depth in the form of one of his old players.
Jamie O'Hara has seen his career stall hugely in recent years, but is still only 27 and possesses ability if someone can get the right application out of him. After starting his career at Arsenal, O'Hara made the move across North London to sign for Tottenham, which is where he worked under Redknapp.
Since then, O'Hara spent time at Portsmouth and Wolves on loan before moving to Molineux permanently for £3.5m. Whilst effective in the Premier League at times, O'Hara has struggled for form and fitness ever since Wolves suffered relegation to the Championship and then League One, which led to his omission from the squad for virtually the entire season last year.
Now a free agent after Wolves terminated his contract, O'Hara is looking for a club - and reports today revealed that he is now training with QPR in a bid to earn a contract. Redknapp will know him from his time at Tottenham and will also know whether he can get anything out of O'Hara, whose off-field life seems to be more prominent than his football career right now.
Whilst he would add depth to the QPR midfield ranks, it will take a lot for O'Hara to sufficiently impress and earn a permanent stay at Loftus Road.