QPR will aim to recruit might and muscle to withstand the rigours of the Championship.
Even though Hoops made sure the best of its youth including defender Darnell Furlong are tied to new deals, coach Chris Ramsey insists he needs a tough squad with out elbows who can cope with eight more games than the Premier League.
Fulham went for something closer to a foreign legion last summer, and boss Felix Magath paid for it with his job. The Whites never recovered from a disastrous start to flirt with relegation all the way.
Rangers plan to go the tried and tested route of teams before them who escaped at the first ask, as Ramsey explained.
“You do need a certain type of resilient performer," he said. "You play eight more league games for a start.
"You do need to look at your personnel because you don’t want the flimsy type players that don’t fancy Rotherham on a Tuesday night.
“It’s not my intention to just put a youth team in. At the moment, the club don’t possess an array of youth to subsidise the club at a level we would expect in the Championship.”
The coach and director of football Les Ferdinand rolled up their sleeves on those needed this week, but will pay scant attention to discussions with players and any promises they might make.
“You would say you're going to go to church on a Sunday, if you’re going to get a contract,” he joked.