Warnock turns to Tofas in the hunt for extra creativity at QPR
QPR have added some extra creativity to their ranks by completing a deal to bring free agent Georgios Tofas to Loftus Road.
After a flying start to the Championship season which saw them win eight of their opening ten games, Neil Warnock’s team have begun to struggle of late as they have drawn their last four games.
This has seen them slip to second in the table, two points behind Cardiff, and their price to win the Championship has drifted out to 2/1.
One of the noticeable problems has been a major deterioration in the number of goals QPR have scored, as they have found the target just six times in their last six games.
This is in comparison to scoring 22 goals in their opening eight Championship games.
Although Warnock can count of Adel Taarabt for some creativity, Tofas is also known to possess some flair and will provide another option when it comes to unlocking defences.
The 21-year-old Cypriot has signed a seven-month deal until the end of the season.
Warnock said: “He looks like our type of player. He can take men on and has the right work ethic.”
However, QPR fans will have to wait to see the former AEK Athens and Anathorsis Famagusta man in action as he is currently recovering from a minor hamstring strain.
This will rule Tofas out of QPR’s next league game, which is at home to Reading.
QPR are 5/6 to beat Reading, despite only winning one of their last seven home games against the opposition.
Reading have won half of the last ten meetings between the two and are 11/4 to hand QPR their first Championship defeat of the season, while the draw can be backed at 11/5.
QPR did beat Reading 4-1 in their home encounter in the Championship last season. See the full QPR vs Reading match betting odds market.