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Warnock expects January business

QPR manager Neil Warnock is excited about what the second half of the season may hold for his side as he prepares to make "three or four additions" during the January transfer window.

Warnock's side are languishing just above the relegation zone having managed just one home win so far this season, but Tuesday's 1-1 draw with fellow promoted side Swansea saw the Rs produce a performance that arguably merited all three points.

And Warnock believes it was a performance that is sure to attract potential transfer targets, saying: "I will be looking to bring in at least three or four players. We are working hard, and I am having many conference calls with the chairman (Tony Fernandes) over who we may be able to bring in."

He added: "It changes day to day as players become available that you think you can buy or loan in, but there are areas we want to improve on and I think we will get the players we want.

"When you play like that on TV, it can only help. London is a good pull for foreigners as well as English players and it's an exciting time. We have a drawing power and the way we play, if I were a player I would be excited.

"If I can get some good business done then what a great end of season we can have, I'm looking forward to it."

One man linked with a move away from Loftus Road has been playmaker Taarabt, who refused to sign a new deal with the club last summer.

The 22-year-old Moroccan was a key figure in QPR's march to the Championship title last season, but has been limited to a place on the bench for the most part this time round.

However, he showed glimpses of his unquestionable talent in south Wales, and Warnock was left ruing his upcoming stint at next month's African Nations Cup, saying: "I thought Adel did well again, I thought he also did well against Sunderland in the second half."

"He is getting fitter and fitter and it is just a shame he is going to be away at the African Nations Cup, he will be heading there after the FA Cup game (at MK Dons on January 7) I think."

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