QPR manager Mark Warburton has praised the club for the risks they have taken in the transfer window and hopes the risks will turn into reward.

Before his side’s trip to Stoke City in the opening game of the Championship season on Saturday, the former banker, 56, was very aware of the club’s situation going into the new season.

He said: “Risk and reward are something I’m very familiar with. You look at the situation and say, do I go for a something or do we really throw our hat in the ring?

“Do you need to move some players on? Do you need to bring in fresh blood? Do you bring in experience? Youthfulness? Do you need to use the loan market wisely? I looked at it and it was very clear what we needed to do.”

QPR have bolstered their squad massively this window, bringing in 14 players in an attempt to improve on their 19th place finish last season, with Warburton stating that the moves were necessary.

He added: “It was a case of what do QPR need right now. It was discussed at length and it was agreed that we had to some radical surgery and we done that. 14 is a huge number of players, but there is risk associated with that. It was the right time for the club.”

Ahead of the game on Saturday, Warburton is confident that the new players have settled in well.

“You’re never going to have the ideal outcome if you bring in 14 or 15 players together and go straight into it, it’s never going to happen, but I’ve watched the training and we had a group of really hungry players that have a point to prove,” he added.

“What they have to do is recognise the responsibility they have when they put on a QPR shirt.”

Among players to join the club is former Stoke defender Geoff Cameron who, amongst others, have been labelled as great additions to the side:

“The fact is we have very young players, and the likes of Marc Pugh, Jordan Hugill, Angel Rangel, Geoff Cameron and Lee Wallace, these guys will embark their fantastic experience and wisdom to them. They’ve got fantastic experience and if they can help mentor the younger players, it’s all well and good.

Warburton is relishing the opportunity to play against local rivals Fulham and former club Brentford in the upcoming season.

“I had some fantastic times at Brentford but I’m QPR manager now, and all that matters to me is QPR finishing as high as they possibly can.

“I’m not going worried about Fulham and Brentford, I’m worried about QPR going to every game best prepared and if we do that and we get the belief amongst the players and things need to go your way as well that’s the nature of the industry we’re in and we’ll be in a really good place.”