Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink admits he can't keep players at Queens Park Rangers

Inside Loftus Road

Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin has been linked with moves to Newcastle United and Sunderland.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has admitted to Get West London that his arrival at Queens Park Rangers is unlikely to make players stay at Loftus Road.

Hasselbaink’s appointment at QPR has generated a great deal of excitement, but the Dutchman insists that there is no guarantee that he will be able to keep key players at the club in January.

Hasselbaink, instead, wants to create a structure at the R’s which will help any new additions he does make in the new year settle in quickly.

“Players will always come and go whatever you do," he said. "That happens at every football club. QPR is no different.

“The player and the club will always be here and it will be as strong as ever. That’s how it is.

“What you can do is make a way of working and putting a platform down for the ones who are going to come in and slot in straight away.

“That’s how it is. I’m not someone who can stop people going. Eventually people are going to come and people are going to go.”

One of the players who QPR face the biggest fight to hold of in January is Charlie Austin.

The striker has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs, with Newcastle United and Sunderland said to be the most interested by the Chronicle.

Austin’s contract at QPR expires at the end of the season, leaving the club with little bargaining power if a top-flight side does make a bid for the striker.

Losing Austin would be a major blow for QPR’s promotion chances, as the 26-year-old front-man has scored eight goals in 14 appearances this term.

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