Ian Holloway is set for a busy summer if he is to improve QPR's performances in a league which is getting more and more competitive by the year.
With funds at a premium, Holloway is bound to be looking to recruit intelligently with players who know the Championship like no other, and he may be tempted to look no further than the recent additions to the free-agent market.
Recently-relegated Wigan Athletic announced the disposal of the services of Stephen Warnock, Andrew Taylor and Jussi Jaaskelainen yesterday, and below we take a look at what they could bring to an under-performing R's squad.
The former-Liverpool man, 35, has also played for Bolton Wanderers, Leeds United, Derby County and Wigan in the Championship, and may well be a candidate for Holloway as an experienced option at left-back.
Although advancing in years, Warnock would no doubt add the leadership and personality to the dressing room, to provide a young squad with the calming influence of a seasoned pro.
Another option at left-back, the 30-year-old, could also be an option as competition for Jake Bidwell, having played in the Championship for six of the last seven years.
The level-headed full-back, who has played in the Championship for club's including Middlesbrough, Watford, Cardiff City and Reading, may well be a safe and reliable choice for Holloway's men.
The elephant in the room at Loftus Road is whether the club can keep hold of player of the season Alex Smithies.
The 27-year-old has been QPR's standout player this term, and no-one could argue if he was to receive an offer from a Premier League side or a promotion-contender.
Replacing an integral part of the team on a shoe-string budget could be tricky, and Holloway may well look towards the likes of Jaaskelainen as a safe pair of hands.
The former-Finland international has easily been one of the most consistent goalkeepers the English game has seen in the last 20 years, and he may well be a smart acquisition, either as a support for Smithies, or a direct replacement should the current number one get the opportunity to play in the top-flight.