QPR boss Chris Ramsey has sounded a warning to fans thinking the club will get re-promoted at the first attempt.
Rangers did just that the season before last as part of a three-year yo-yo that saw Hoops relegated from the Premier League, promoted, and relegated again.
This time, the coach appointed full-time just before the end of a second disastrous campaign, is more than cautious over a another return to the top flight.
“It’s quite easy to come down and think we’re a really big club in that division (Championship). We have to be realistic over our resources, and how deep we can recruit and what players are available to us.
“Any budget will determined by who comes and who goes.”
Rangers have already made a £3.5 million investment in Massimo Luongo and Ben Gladwin from Swindon, and linked with numerous others while awaiting any backlash from overspending under Financial Fair Play Rules, but Ramsey believes coming to London, or returning to it, as in the case of target Darren Pratley, is a massive draw.
The head coach added: “Uprooting your family can affect your game; your form. Whenever players decide to leave they do take into account their families, but there is a big attraction in London.”