Ian Holloway is well-versed in the ups and downs of a transfer window and the Queens Park Rangers manager believes the final few days could be crazy.

The Rs manager has brought in five players so far this summer – all on a free transfer – and is confident of conducting more business in the last 48 hours of the window.

QPR have had an inconsistent start to their Championship season, picking up seven points from their first five games.

And after losing to table-toppers Cardiff City last weekend, Holloway is searching high and low for additions to his squad.

“Hopefully, I can get some business done in the next few days to try and strengthen us,” he said.

“I don’t think we’re that far off of having a group that will start to look around and feel: ‘we’re alright here’.”

Holloway has previously called for the current transfer window to be scrapped for teams below the Premier League.

And following their defeat in Wales, the R’s boss condemned the current format, claiming the window should close at the end of March.

He added: “We’re all on a whim and a prayer of a window that’s going to slam shut in our face and really it shouldn’t shut until the end of a Thursday in March.

“You cannot trade, you cannot let people out on loan, you can’t bring one back if you’ve loaned him out – our loan system was perfect.

“We’re all having that fight. It’ll all be mental.”