QPR boss Neil Warnock is ready to open his cheque book in January – but only if four games in nine days leave him with a collection of crocks.
The Hoops manager is desperate to keep the momentum going of a table-topping first half to the season and win promotion back to the Premiership after 14 years.
But if everyone comes through the holiday period unscathed - starting at home to Swansea City on Boxing Day – the manager will keep his purse strings knotted barring two signings.
Petter Vaagan Moen has been training with the squad this week prior to the Norwegian international midfielder officially signing on the first available admin date after January 1.
Warnock believes he has one other iron in the fire – but will only splash out when he has to, especially after turning down the chance of signing £3million Michael Chopra from Cardiff City this week.
He said: “If I’m honest, there might be two at most coming in.
"But we have to play four games in nine days, and who knows what that might bring?
“If we get bad injuries to key players – all bets are off. If not, then we'll reset our sights for the summer if we get promoted.”