It's been a frustrating period for QPR on the field having gone five games without a victory, but that's nothing compared to the frustration behind the scenes.

As Ian Holloway looks to cut his cloth and build a team capable of challenging in the Championship, several individuals appear to have been left roaming the halls of Harlington with little aim or direction at this time.

But what does the future hold for these players? We take a look at five forgotten men at QPR, and what the lies ahead as they look to kick-on with their careers.

Sean Goss

It's been a frustrating time for QPR midfielder Sean Goss as he struggles to break into the first team set up at Loftus Road.

QPR midfielder Sean Goss

The midfielder, who signed from Manchester United in January, has made just six appearances for the Hoops since joining the club, and has yet to be included in a match-day squad in the new season.

Goss is in desperate need of first team football, and if he's currently not deemed ready for Ian Holloway's team, then securing a loan move in January seems imperative if the 22-year-old is to fulfill his undoubted potential.

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Jay Emmanuel-Thomas

The forward appears to have completely frozen out at Loftus Road.

He spent most of last season on loan with Gillingham before returning to QPR in February, but hasn't featured at all for the team since.

Emmanuel-Thomas is set to be out of contract next summer, and the way it looks it's almost inevitable that the Hoops will allow the forward to leave on a free next summer, or even in January if they can find a potential suitor.

Ariel Borysiuk

Pole position: Ariel Borysiuk (R) challenges Tom Lawrence

The midfielder looked set to make a remarkable comeback after impressing in pre-season.

Ian Holloway was singing the praises of the Poland international over the summer, and it seemed as though a career at Loftus Road was once again a real possibility for the midfielder who was shipped out on loan last season.

Sadly it appears that the 26-year-old has been unable to follow through on the promise shown over the summer, and if he can't break into Ollie's plans then the club may look to offload him in January with the midfielder still having 18 months remaining on his contract.

Michael Petrasso

The Canadian international is a player of undoubted potential, but he just doesn't seem to be able to force his way into the first team squad.

After a number of cameo appearances at the end of last season it looked as though this year was key for Petrasso if he was to break into Ollie's plans, but he's only featured for 16 minutes for the first team in the Carabao Cup this term, as well as a handful of under-23 fixtures.

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The 22-year-old's contract expires next summer, and unless he can force his way into the first team squad, or secure a loan move to show what he can do, Petrasso could be a player deemed surplus to requirements next summer.

Olomide Shodipo

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The 20-year-old enjoyed a growing reputation at Loftus Road, regularly being involved with the senior team in the first half of last season.

Shodipo then endured a mixed spell on loan at Port Vale, making just six appearances in the second half of the season.

The winger hasn't featured at all for either the senior team or the under-23 team since reporting back for pre-season training, meaning the future of the prospect remains something of a mystery with over two years remaining on his contract.