Les Ferdinand believes new QPR boss Mark Warburton is the right man to get the best out of the club’s young players as the Rs shuffle their pack this summer. 

Alex Baptiste, Joel Lynch, Jake Bidwell, Jordan Cousins and Pawel Wszolek have already been moved on and director of football Ferdinand is confident that the void can be filled fresher faces that are already on the books.

Warburton has a good track record of working with younger players from his time at Brentford and Rangers, and will need to operate within a tight budget at Loftus Road.

“We have had to let players go and it’s not an ideal situation,” said Ferdinand.

“When we signed these players, we wanted them to be developed to put us in a position where we could look at selling them for more than we brought them in.

“That hasn’t happened but we will be saving on their wages and it allows us to look at other options.

“It was important he knew the financial constraints he is going to have to work under.

“We keep talking about Financial Fair Play and the limitations as a result of that but that is where we are right now and we have to deal with the challenges from that.

“It’s about development and being brave enough to do it.”

Former England and Rs striker Ferdinand is also attempting to reassure fans that Warburton is the right man for the job but conceded that it isn’t the first time he has had to do so.

The 52-year-old has spent time with Warburton since his appointment earlier this month and is so far pleased with what he has heard from his fellow Londoner.

“I am fully aware I have stood here before and said similar to this but we went through a very diligent process and we know where were are and what we are trying to do,” said Ferdinand.

“We wanted someone who could come in and develop our younger players. Mark wants to do that and he has the background which proves it.

“In conversations I am having with him day in, day out, he knows where he wants to get to and how he wants to get there.”