Harry Redknapp stated "we're not going to go mad in January, and spend a load of money" (via talkSPORT). However, there are still some large gaps in the Queens Park Rangers squad, and Redknapp is keen to “find one or two that can make the difference” (via Daily Telegraph).
The rumors of David Beckham and Joe Cole are all well and good, but the first thing Redknapp will need to tackle is the center-back issue. And the second is the lack of firepower up front.
Bringing in 11 new players is not the answer, as proven by Mark Hughes and the misery Rangers fans have suffered thanks to the number of signings made in the summer. But there do need to be at least one or two changes.
Clint Hill recently summed up the QPR transfer policy and constant influx of new players perfectly in The Guardian:
We've had loads... That's not the way to do it. I've been here three years now and I've seen loads come and go. I do think we will go and try and get a couple of players, but I don't think it will be five, six or seven.
So which couple of players should QPR at least try to bring in during the January transfer window?
Jermain Defoe and Michael Dawson have been mentioned since Harry's name was even linked with the club. Here are five others that Redknapp should at least consider.