QPR's Carabao Cup first round opponents Northampton Town look set to embark on an exciting journey after being taken over by a Chinese consortium.
Chinese company, 5USport, has bought a 60% stake in the Cobblers who finished 16th in League One last season.
Although unwilling to disclose specific financial details of the agreement, the investment is certain to be a huge boost to the midlands-based club as they look to kick-on and work their way up the football pyramid.
The Cobblers don't need to look far for success stories to emulate, with Swansea City, Bournemouth and Huddersfield Town all being recent examples of how a club under the right ownership can become a force to be reckoned with in a relatively short space of time.
It's going to be a long process to get the club where they want, but the influx of funds at Sixfields may well inject a new-found confidence ahead of the new season, giving QPR something extra to think about as they prepare to square up in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday 8th August.