Chris Ramsey has rubber-stamped QPR’s new recruitment policy by diving into League One for his first three signings of the summer.
Brentford surprised and delighted last season by reaching the Championship play-offs with a mix of League One, loan and the odd foreign player.
Ramsey reckons anything Bees can do, Rs can, hopefully, do just as well.
He said: “I think it’s been proven with clubs like Brentford there are League One, League Two players who are around who can make that step up. Peterborough for a little while. it needs good scouts to spot the potential bargains.”
The coach believes England’s second tier is the most testing of any league in the world. Not least, because the fallen, like Rs, tend to have a head start in getting back.
That and a host of others, like Brentford, have the fighting spirit to make it an exciting if challenging task.
Ramsey added: “It’s one of the only divisions that changes constantly with top teams dropping down, and teams like Brentford surprising us.
“This is the most difficult league in the world because you have supremely gifted technical players in the Championship and it’s the hardest league you can get out of.
"You do have a lot of teams on the same level all trying to get to the Holy Grail.”
Rangers made it four on the new roster when fans favourite Jamie Mackie rejoined the club he left in 2013 after 85 appearances and 18 goals.
In keeping with the penny-wise new policy, the 29-year-old comes on a free transfer from Nottingham Forest.
He said: “People say never go back, but I feel as though I’ve got some unfinished business here and under the guidance of Les and Chris, I can only see a bright future for this club.