Tony Fernandes admitted yesterday that he would not overpay for players, just to build squad depth.

Queens Park Rangers have spent big in the past and the chairman told fans he would not be doing that anymore in an attempt to make the club sustainable.

The Hoops have only added Josh Scowen to the squad that struggled in the Championship last season.

And while Fernandes admitted "two or three" new players were needed, they were not going to rush into anything.

They are sentiments echoed by director of football Les Ferdinand, who believes you can succeed without spending lots of money.

Just look at Huddersfield last season.

Ferdinand, speaking on TalkSport, said: "It's gone okay [pre-season]. Ollie (Ian Holloway) took the boys to Portugal and we had a week out there training. We've played a few games behind closed doors and went to Germany and had a good game out there. It's been good preparation for the start of the season.

"It certainly is open [the Championship]. The experiences I've had from being in here are the teams who have spent a load of money don't go up. Look at Huddersfield. It's about finding the right players and blending them in."

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