Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink gives insight into QPR’s striker search after Charlie Austin's departure

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Queens Park Rangers are looking for two new players to replace Charlie Austin.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has told Queens Park Rangers’ official website that his side will look to bring in two new strikers in January.

QPR sold Charlie Austin to Southampton on Saturday and his departure leaves a massive void in their squad.

Austin has been QPR’s main scorer ever since moving to Loftus Road back in 2013, impressing on a consistent basis.

Rangers are now under pressure to find a goal-scoring replacement for the 26-year-old, and Hasselbaink has revealed that he wants two new additions in his bid to soften the blow of the player's exit.

“We will look to bring someone in if we can,” the Dutchman said.

“There are probably two vacancies for front players in the squad. We are actively looking.

“But we need to find the right player – the right player to take us forward.”

Austin has scored 10 times in 16 matches for QPR this season, building on the 18 goals he scored last term in the Premier League.

QPR are said to have a range of targets to replace him, with Peterborough United’s Conor Washington high up on their wishlist, according to the Daily Mail.

Washington has scored 12 goals in his 14 matches for Posh, and QPR could make an offer for the 23-year-old in the near future if reports are to be believed.

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