Glad transfer window is almost over. Good job by all. Lots to do. Long way to go . But we are getting the right sort.— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) September 1, 2015
Phillips, meanwhile, took to Twitter and more or less confirmed he is staying at QPR - and it looks like he has designs on staying at Loftus Road all season, targeting promotion back to the Premier League with the R's.
West Brom had been linked with Phillips all summer long but QPR fans will be delighted he appears to be staying.
And Austin, who will also be staying at Loftus Road, responded to Phillips's tweet with delight.
West Brom may still try and make a move for Phillips in January, of course, but QPR appear to have two Premier League quality players in their ranks. A Championship promotion bid, on paper at least, could well prove a reality, then.