QPR have vowed to complete all new transfers well before the August deadline – and avoid the horrors of last season.
The Chronicle understands chairman Tony Fernandes and co are putting in the groundwork this week for a frenetic summer of transfer activity, with a centre-half top of the priority list following the departures of Fitz Hall and Danny Gabbidon.
The club was severely hampered when only allowed to make a raft of signings at the last minute in August 2011 after Fernandes finally wrested control at Rs.
In a moment worthy of a West End farce, Anton Ferdinand was required to sprint up the office stairs at Loftus Road with pen in hand seconds before the midnight deadline.
The early upheaval and lack of earlier signings saw backs to the wall all the way to final day of the season when Bolton’s draw at Stoke secured Rs Premier League status by the skin of their teeth.