Former QPR frontman Kevin Gallen is predicting a summer of big changes as the Hoops prepare for another difficult campaign in the Championship.

Speaking exclusively to Get West London, the 41-year-old claimed the league is getting harder every year and that it's vital to get off to a good start when the new campaign begins in August.

He said: "The Championship is a tough league. I think it gets tougher every season, you just have to look at the teams who got relegated; Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Hull are all coming down with big parachute payments.

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"Then you've got clubs like Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday who are big clubs, so it's tough.

"You've got to get off to a good start, and if you can do that you can build some momentum, so a good start is vital.

"It's always important to strengthen. You always want to see new faces in the squad to make it more competitive but we've got a big squad, and we might need to move people out to bring people in, and that's the hardest part.

"There's a few months left of the transfer window, and everyone will expect new additions to be made."