QPR have been strong at home but poor away from Loftus Road, and manager Harry Redknapp will be looking for a spark in the final third to offer some support for leading goalscorer Charlie Austin.
Redknapp will be backed with funds in the January transfer window, but his recent comments suggest that he could look to make a cut-price swoop for West Ham playmaker Ravel Morrison.
Morrison, 21, has just seen a loan spell at Cardiff City cut short having failed to make an impact in South Wales, with attitude problems once again plaguing the former Manchester United midfielder.
Reports suggest that the Hammers are now ready to cut ties with England Under-21 ace Morrison, and Redknapp has admitted his interest in signing him having managed him last season.
"I liked him," Redknapp admitted. "I think I might be last chance. He has got to sort himself out. Fergie ended up getting rid of him, Sam got rid of him and they are top, top managers."
"He has obviously got to look at himself somewhere but I'm open to taking those chances with people - I have done it over the years and so maybe I will do it."
"He is an amazing talent, I have got to be truthful. He glides over the pitch and has the ability to beat people but he doesn't put it all together. There is something missing, isn't there? There is a screw loose somewhere. He isn't that bad a lad and has had a hard life," he added.
Morrison spent three months on loan with QPR in the Championship last season, and impressed hugely under Redknapp's stewardship, scoring six goals in just 15 games from attacking midfield.
That was arguably the most successful spell of Morrison's career so far, and returning to West London could be just what Morrison needs to kickstart his career.
Redknapp seems confident that he can keep Morrison on the straight and narrow, and whilst West Ham would be disappointed to lose a player of Morrison's talent to a Premier League rival, a move to Loftus Road appears to be the best solution for all parties involved.