So it seems Lambert is at a bit of a loose end in this transfer window. Aside from the stock “the lads need a hand” and “they’ve done brilliant for me” (“How far we’ve come” was the only real notable absentee), the most important thing he said was regarding squad players and not signing them.
Unfortunately this will fall on many-a deaf ear. Come window-closing time people will be in bits bemoaning the lack of activity. I, and I hope many others would agree, would rather we did just as Lambert is planning. More specifically, not straining the wage budget with players that are no better than what we already have.
Granted, injuries will occur, players will lose form and more options may be handy. But, say we don’t eat a dodgy Spag Bol and lose half the squad. Say the rotation that’s keeping everyone on their toes continues to work but we’ve signed a Djemba-Djemba type player or two. Unnecessary wages spent.
As Sir Paul rightfully acknowledged, it’s only two weeks in. Things may change both here and elsewhere and we may be forced to bring in a body rather than a player. Or a player fitting Lambert’s mould may become available. There’s no telling which might or might not happen.
I’d rather we did January with this rational, reasoned approach instead of throwing darts at the list on *time for usual QPR transfer policy dig* Big Tony‘s wall. Their scatter-gun approach could see them end up with players of different systems, shoehorned into one universal makeshift system.
But at least their January will be exciting, eh? I’d much rather have January with Lambert.