Armand Traore admits he had mixed feelings when fellow Frenchman Loic Remy's move to Liverpool broke down this week.
QPR striker Remy looked all set for a £10.5 million switch to Anfield, but the plug was pulled at the last minute amid reports that the 27-year-old failed a medical.
But while disappointed that his pal's dream move fell through, Traore is equally excited that Rs could have a quality striker back in the fold for their latest assault on the Premier League.
He said: “To be honest, I was gutted for him, but at the same time I was buzzing as he's a quality striker and a good guy who will always get you goals, and we could have a good chance this season.
“We have brought in two very good centre backs in Steve Caulker and Rio Ferdinand, and the squad is getting stronger and stronger every day. We just need a few more additions.”
Harry Redknapp has already stated he has not finished his summer shopping, but Traore is confident the Rs boss won't bring in anyone who will rock the boat – a problem he feels contributed to their relegation last time round.
He added: “The squad now is amazing. The last time we were in the Premier League, everyone knows we had a lot of problems within our squad, there were too many groups within it.
"But people could see last season that our team spirit is really strong now, and that is what got us into the Premier League.”