QPR can solve their striker worries by playing three up front once Niko Kranjcar is ready to fight for a place.
In fact, Harry Redknapp wants the Croatian to play the same role he earmarked for Rafael van de Vaart when the Dutchman was at Tottenham under the Hoops boss.
Kranjcar was a deadline day loan signing from Dynamo Kiev and linked up again with the man who took him to White Hart Lane in 2009.
He was going through his paces on the Loftus Road pitch after the 1-0 win over Birmingham on Saturday, but Redknapp insists he won’t rush the attacking midfielder back into contention until he is 100 per cent fit.
For all that, he has visions of an Rs strike force with Charlie Austin, Kranjcar and Matty Phillips streaking forward.
The manager added: “Yeah, 4-3-3 is a possibility.
“We have the option of Niko playing in behind as a number 10. He’s fantastic in there; a bit like where I played van der Vaart when I was at Tottenham.
“He can also play on the left and get in little pockets and drift in between the lines – or he can play off the front. He can score a goal and he can play a pass.
“But I don’t want to rush him and he maybe breaks down. He has a muscle, groin-type injury but it’s nothing bad.
“He was looking to come here and the transfer dragged on and he wasn’t playing in Ukraine. He made it clear he wanted to come back and they left him out.”