Mark Warburton has stressed that he wants to ensure that Queens Park Rangers take the time to ensure they sign the right striker.

After the departure of Matt Smith to Millwall earlier this month, the club is left with only one recognised senior striker in 21-year-old Paul Smyth.

Rangers are on the lookout for striking reinforcements but manager Warburton says that his club will not panic as they bid to bolster their firepower.

“It’s not about going out and getting any striker. We’re trying to get the right strikers, who will add the right quality to us and will score the goals that we’ll need in the division,” said Warburton.

“Les [Ferdinand, director of football] and his team are putting in a lot of hard work, as we all are, to try and find the right players.

“It’s a difficult time and the Premier League clubs are going away on tour, and some clubs are waiting for other clubs to move to trigger a snowball effect down the pyramid.

“Right now, we are looking avidly in certain positions and strikers on top of that. A lot of work is going on behind the scenes and rest assured, we and the QPR fans are aware of what we need.”

After several senior departures, Rangers have freed up funds to try and bolster the ranks for next season.

With Smith leaving for an undisclosed fee, Luke Freeman joined Sheffield United for a reported £5m, which at the time was a club record fee for Blades, while goalkeeper Matt Ingram has also left for Hull.

However, Rangers have brought in Brentford’s Yoann Barbet, goalkeeper Liam Kelly from Livingston, centre-back Dominic Ball from Rotherham and Rangers left-back Lee Wallace to boost their defensive strength.

Wales international Matt Smith has signed on loan from Manchester City, alongside midfielder Luke Amos from Tottenham.

Stoke City’s Geoff Cameron is rumoured to be close to re-joining Warburton’s side permanently after the end of his successful loan spell last season.

Next up, Rangers will be looking to improve on their pre-season results after slumping to a 3-1 loss to Austria Vienna and a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Boreham Wood.

They have two more friendlies to come against Oxford United and Watford, on July 20 and 27 respectively, before the start of their 2019-20 Championship campaign gets under way.