Our focus is on staying in the best league in the world – QPR chief executive Phil Beard

The R's official maintains long-term ambitions of leaving Loftus Road, whilst suggesting the club may invest further in the January transfer window
QPR chief executive Phil Beard has revealed that the club may move away from Loftus Road as they look to cement their Premier League status.

New owner Tony Fernandes has invested in the club since he completed a takeover of the west London outfit in August, with the Malaysian keen to build on a long-term basis.

Whilst Beard has suggested that a shift to another part of west London is possible, with a new stadium part of a larger complex, the chief executive has insisted that maintaining their position amongst the English top-flight is the club's short-term ambition.

“We’re not just looking at building a new football stadium; I think the days of doing that are probably gone. What you have to do is build a venue where the stadium is the core but there are other things there as well,” he told London24.

“The short-term [ambition] is to stay in the Premier League this season, our 100 per cent focus is on staying in the best league in the world.

“Everything else we do comes second in relation to that priority to stay in the Premier League.”

Beard also conceded that in order to ensure their league status, QPR may have to delve into the transfer market come January.

“January will be a busy period but we will be better prepared than we were in the summer.

“The aim is to build a squad which has strength in depth, we want to keep on developing it,” he added.