No urgent need for QPR to sign striker, Ainsworth insists

Gareth Ainsworth says he does not believe there is an urgent need for QPR to bring in another striker.

Rangers have looked at potential signings since the transfer window closed, with a number of players currently without clubs.

They include Chris Martin, whose short-term contract at Loftus Road expired after the end of last season.

QPR are currently restricted by Financial Fair Play rules.

But with Lyndon Dykes back from injury and Sinclair Armstrong having impressed in the Scotland forward’s absence, boss Ainsworth insists they are in decent shape.

Youngster Rayan Kolli has also impressed since being brought into the first-team squad.

Ainsworth said: “I’ve heard people have been saying ‘Are we getting a striker in?’.

“Well, with Lyndon and Sinclair and Rayan Kolli and Charlie Kelman – and probably Alfie Lloyd underneath them – we’ve got strikers at this club.

“It’s about time some of these young boys got a chance. We’ve given Sinclair the chance and look what he’s done. And Rayan Kolli is doing really well.”

Dykes, who was recently sidelined by a knee injury, is expected to return to the QPR side against Sunderland on Saturday, while Ziyad Larkeche could make his full league debut for the club.