QPR boss Harry Redknapp is gearing up to life in the Championship by pencilling in a meeting for Tuesday with chief executive Phil Beard.
Rangers could be down and definitely out in the unlikely event Norwich, Sunderland, Aston Villa, and Stoke, of course, whom Rangers play today at Loftus Road, all win.
If so, Rs will return to the second tier after just two seasons in the Premier League.
In the event, Redknapp wants to pave the way for an immediate return by trying to hang on to those who will help bounce back at the first attempt, and getting rid of those who can’t.
He said: “I’ve still got to believe we can get out of it with fours wins and a draw.
"But if the worst comes to the worst, we’ll sit down with Phil and see what we’re going to do player wise, reshape the squad, and find players willing to play all them games.
“Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday, Saturday, repeated so many times is hard going and it won’t be easy.”
The likes of Loic Remy (pic) and Chris Samba would be almost certain to move back to the top flight, with others deemed not fit for purpose by Harry, likely to stick around like a bad smell.
“A contract works both ways,” he said. “It’s often the way the players you want to keep want to do better, and the others won’t move because they’re under contract. It's hard."