Ian Holloway raves about QPR's transfer policy... but urges fans to forget about Austin

Queens Park Rangers host Ipswich Town in the Championship this weekend.

Ian Holloway is excited about QPR's transfer policy, according to his regular predictions column for Sky Sports.

It's one many fans might despise - scouring the lower leagues for talent instead of spending big. But at least it's the opposite of the Harry Redknapp approach...

However, Holloway has also called on QPR fans to forget Charlie Austin and get behind the future of the west London club.

Holloway told Sky: "It's been an interesting transfer window at QPR, who have looked to the lower leagues for their recruitment, which is great to see. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will need time to build this team. The fans have got a part to play too.

"They need to get over Charlie Austin and get behind Sebastian Polter, Conor Washington and the other new lads. They're the future of this club."

QPR have endured a poor season so far and are still closer to the relegation zone than the play-off places.

However, a top-half/mid-table finish will not hurt the R's. Going up to the Premier League is clearly a level too far for Tony Fernandes.

After a campaign or so of stability, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink *could* be the man to take QPR to the next step but only with competent support from above, which has been so dearly lacking at Loftus Road for some time.

Next up for the R's is a home clash against Ipswich Town - and a certain west London derby against Fulham is soon...

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