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Warburton: I know what else we need

NO LESS than seven summer signings have already been made – and QPR manager Mark Warburton insists the club are continuing to work hard to bolster Rangers’ striking options ahead of the 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship season.

Most of the club’s work in the transfer market thus far has been around adding players in both defence and midfield.

However, with forward Matt Smith this week leaving for Millwall, and Tomer Hemed and Nahki Wells returning to their parent teams after year-long loans last term, Warburton is well aware of Rangers’ need for strikers.

“Credit must go to a lot of people – to Lee [Hoos], Les [Ferdinand], the recruitment team and all of the staff around us,” the R’s boss told www.qpr.co.uk. “A lot of work has been done, and I’m delighted with the players we’ve been able to bring into the building already.

“However, we’re all aware that there’s still a lot more work to do.

“Matt Smith moved to Millwall this week, and we wish him all the very best. So I’m sure our supporters are panicking about the striker situation.

“The fact is, it’s still very early in the window. Some Premier League clubs aren’t even back for pre-season training yet, and there’s still a lot of work to be done by other Championship clubs.”

Warburton added: “The market will move. We have some targets – some very clear targets. But it’s a tough market and what we have to do is find the right balance between getting work done early and being patient.

“As the window draws to a close, and players still haven’t moved on, there will be business to be done.

“However, as I said, a lot of work has already been done by a lot of people, with the sole aim of making our squad as strong as possible before the start of the season.”

We have some targets – some very clear targets

Mark Warburton