David Pleat gives his verdict on QPR’s January business

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David Pleat suggests that Queens Park Rangers did a good business during the January transfer window.

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager David Pleat said on the Transfer Deadline Day show on BBC Radio 5 live on Monday evening (February 1) that Queens Park Rangers did a good business during the January transfer window.

“Les Ferdinand (director of football) has done quite well at QPR,” said Pleat. “For a middling side in the Championship, he has got rid of some big salaries, which he needed to do.

“He has got rid of Sandro and Austin, and that must have helped Les a lot. Les still hasn't got rid of (Rob) Green or (Matt) Philips, which he needs to probably to put the club on a level footing, (Junior) Hoilett as well for sure.”

QPR signed forward Conor Washington from Peterborough United, goalkeeper Matt Ingram from Wycombe Wanderers and attacker Abdenasser El Khayati from Burton Albion in the January transfer window.

Defender Gabriele Angella joined the Championship side on loan from Premier League side Watford until the end of the season.

Defender Michael Harriman left for Wycombe Wanderers, while striker Charlie Austin moved to Premier League outfit Southampton.

Defensive midfielder Sandro Raniere switched to West Bromwich Albion on loan until the end of the season, while Leroy Fer moved to Swansea City on a similar temporary deal.

Rangers are 13th in the Championship table at the moment with 36 points from 29 matches.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side are 12 points behind Ipswich Town, who are currently sixth and occupy the final playoff spot.

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