QPR will make 'one or two' January signings on one condition - report

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Harry Redknapp is keen to strengthen his QPR side in the January transfer window.

The R’s sit in the relegation places of the Premier League table after 11 games, with just two wins registered at this stage of the season.

However, their poor start to the campaign has been vitalised in recent weeks, and a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa was followed up with an unfortunate 2-1 loss to league leaders Chelsea and a 2-2 draw with Manchester City. The goalscoring of Charlie Austin has been vital to their upturn in form, and his four strikes in three games have set Rangers up well for their trip to Newcastle when the Premier League returns this weekend.

Whilst a win could take Harry Redknapp’s side out of the relegation places, they are still well within the struggle for survival, and he told talkSPORT that the club would be looking at bringing in players in the January transfer window as long as they still have hopes of top flight safety.

The 67-year-old coach said: “We’ve got to make sure we’re still in there. If you’re cut adrift at Christmas you don’t want to be getting yourself into trouble [with FFP].

“But if we are still in with a chance, which I think we will be, then the chairman will go out and get one or two players.

“He can get one or two in who could make the difference for us. We’ve got one or two targets, and it’s just waiting to see whether we can get them over the line.”

If QPR continue their upturn in form shown in recent weeks, there is no doubting that they will be well within the realms of fighting for Premier League survival in the second half of the season, and Redknapp is likely to secure the signatures of the targets he has in mind to swiftly move the R’s up the table. And, with the dire financial punishments they may receive if relegation to the Championship ensues, chairman Tony Fernandes should be willing to back Redknapp in the transfer market - whatever the cost.

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