Warnock promised January cash

BY foxsports • October 16, 2011

Fernandes' takeover of the club in late August provided the financial clout for Warnock to sign six new players in the last week of trading. The majority of those featured in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Blackburn, where Christopher Samba's towering header denied the R's a first home victory after Heidar Helguson cross-shot broke the deadlock. Fernandes was at Loftus Road for the match and, while frustrated by the result, believes the signs are promising. "It was a bit disappointing but this is all part of building," he said. "We have had a bit of bad luck at home. "We outplayed Newcastle and, if you look at the league table, they are fourth and we played them off the park. "We played well against Villa and I thought there could have been a penalty there that should have gone our way, but that's football. "But to be 10th at this stage of the season is something to be proud of ahead of three tough games." After the likes of Joey Barton, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Anton Ferdinand arrived at Loftus Road, Fernandes held talks with Warnock on Thursday about the next batch of potential signings. The R's boss indicated that as many as five new players could arrive in the next transfer window and Fernandes has promised to back the manager. "I don't know about five players but it depends what comes along," he said. "We have some interesting options. "We may end up with five players but we definitely have to strengthen the squad. There are no two ways about it. "There are certain areas we need to look at, probably up front we could do with a little more depth. "But Helguson played well and it is good to have [Jamie] Mackie back from injury so hopefully we can keep everyone fit, which is one of our problems. "We have had a bit of disruption since the Newcastle game so certainly we'll be looking at new players." Many were surprised by the news that both Helguson and Mackie were handed starting berths against Rovers, although visitors of QPR web forums were already aware of the news. As well as the squad changes, DJ Campbell's metatarsal injury was leaked by a forum member, who received the full force of Warnock's wrath in the post-match press conference. The Rs boss showed a piece of paper with the individual's email address on it, which was subsequently published on the club's official website. The decision to publish personal information has been derided on social networks by fans, leading to calls for the address to be removed.


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