Warnock wary of January window
QPR manager Neil Warnock has hinted he will not sign a striker in the January transfer window as he needs to strengthen elsewhere.
Last Updated: 05/12/11 9:47am
Queens Park Rangers manager Neil Warnock has hinted he will not sign a striker in the January transfer window as he needs to strengthen elsewhere.
The newly-promoted side have not been short of Premier League goals this season with Icelandic hit-man Heidar Helguson in excellent form.
The former Watford man is QPR's leading scorer, taking his top-flight tally to six having found the back of the net in Saturday's 1-1 draw with West Brom.
The Loftus Road club have been linked with strikers come the New Year, but Warnock believes Helguson is performing like a £5million player.
"I was speaking to the chairman (Tony Fernandes) in Malaysia, and I've told him what my thoughts are," said Warnock. "You give me £5m to buy a striker, and I don't think I could get much better than Helguson.
"So I think you've got to be careful - sometimes January is not the right time. I need players in (other) areas that I'll try to get.
"But it's made to measure for Heidar in the Premier League. He can rest Mondays and Tuesdays, and build up to a game on Saturday.
"If we're in the Championship, then it's three games a week and it's hard work. I see him playing 15-20 games a season, and it's easier at the level we're at than the Championship where it's Wacky Races - if you can remember that programme."
Meanwhile, Warnock is looking for midfielder Alejandro Faurlin to move on after his mistake allowed the Baggies to earn a share of the spoils over the weekend.
Warnock confronted Faurlin at the final whistle and appeared to blame him for not stopping West Brom's breakaway equaliser, however, he still thinks the Argentine is a 'brilliant' player.
"I think he's a brilliant player and couldn't fault him," he continued. "I was disappointed with the [West Brom] goal, but he and Joey Barton ran the show.
"We all make mistakes and I think you've got to learn from them and move on."