Queens Park Rangers' head of football operations Les Ferdinand has recently admitted he is working ‘around the clock’ in a bid to strengthen the R's squad, while also revealing the club's priority for the remainder of the current transfer window.
Following relegation from the top flight last season, the west London outfit will spend the upcoming months preparing for another season in the Championship. However, the ambition from the club hierarchy is clear to see: they want to see QPR back in the Premier League next term.
According to the club's official website, Ferdinand said: “There’s a lot of good work being done and the scouts did a lot of hard work prior to the summer break in terms of identifying players, so we’re comfortable with the situation. It’s just a case of trying to get a few deals across the line now.”
The London outfit have already added five new faces to their squad this summer, with the arrivals of Massimo Luongo, Ben Gladwin, Jamie Mackie, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Sebastian Polter, but they are yet to sign a defender. According to Ferdinand, there is still ‘a lot of work to be done.’
He added: “Our main focus is on strengthening at the back. We’re well aware that we’re quite light on numbers in that area. We know what we need to do and what kind of players we want and we’ll continue to work hard to get some sensible deal done as soon as possible.”
Christopher Schorch, who is a centre-back, is on trial with the club following his departure from German outfit MSV Duisburg. He has been named in the R’s travelling party for the pre-season training camp in Italy, providing him with the perfect opportunity to impress the club's backroom staff.