NEIL Warnock insists Heidar Helguson has got a big part to play for QPR until he can add to his squad in January.
The Rangers boss has made bringing in another frontman one of his main priorities when the transfer window reopens in the new year.
QPR have managed just six goals in their first eight Premier League games, with summer signing Jay Bothroyd still to open his account for his new club.
The former Cardiff frontman was dropped from the side for Saturday's clash with Blackburn, and with DJ Campbell crocked, Helguson was handed his first start and opened his account for the season in the 1-1 draw.
And he admits the Iceman will get more chances to stake his claim over the next three months.
Warnock said: “I thought Heidar was super and done us proud. He's been doing great in training and I thought he led the line well.
“When I was at Sheffield United I signed a few strikers and things didn't go too well and I ended up going back to Neil Shipperley. He did it simple and got us over the line."
He added: “We're not going to score a lot of goals. I tried to get a striker in; we were almost there with Craig Bellamy and one other [Peter Crouch] on deadline day. We tried at the death but couldn't do it.
“The lads who are here have got to do their best until January.”
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