QPR manager Neil Warnock insists he has not yet decided whether to resurrect his interest in Tottenham defender Sebastien Bassong.
Rangers believed they were going to sign Bassong on loan before the transfer deadline but Spurs opted to keep the Cameroon international after failing with a bid to sign Gary Cahill from Bolton.
Warnock is keen to sign at least one defender when the transfer window reopens in January and Bassong is likely to be available.
But the R’s boss said: “We’re looking at a number of players now. We’re looking at options not just in this country but further afield as well.
“We wanted him before and it fell through. I don’t know yet whether we’ll go back in for him.”
Warnock’s limited defensive options were highlighted during the recent 6-0 defeat at Fulham, where Rangers were without Danny Gabbidon, Armand Traore and Matt Connolly.
Traore is available again serving a suspension, but Gabbidon has failed to recover from a hamstring strain in time for this weekend’s match against Backburn.
Connolly is still struggling with an ankle problem and faces a fitness test ahead of Saturday’s game.
“The Fulham game showed that we need to keep our back four together if possible – we need all hands on deck,” Warnock added.
“I do think that when we’ve got my first-choice back line we can get away with extra attacking players, but otherwise it is difficult and we will have to adapt.
“What we could do with is a couple of utility players who can play all the way across the back four.”
Meanwhile, Rangers striker Patrick Agyemang has joined Millwall on a month’s loan.