NEW QPR boss Neil Warnock will have to wait until the summer for Darren Ambrose to join him at Loftus Road.
The 61-year-old is keen to bring the Crystal Palace star to Rangers on loan before signing him permanently in the close season.
However league rules state you're only allowed a maximum of five loanees in a matchday squad.
QPR already have six, with Adel Taarabt, Jay Simpson, Matt Hill, Carl Ikeme, Marcus Bent and Tamas Priskin already on temporary stays in W12.
A club insider said: "They don't want to pay for players to sit in the stands."