QPR manager Mark Hughes has moved swiftly to forget the memories of the bad 5-0 loss on the opening day of the season at the hands of Swansea by bringing in the Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho on a season-long loan deal. The former Chelsea defender is recognised as one of the best defenders in the world, but he has grown frustrated with life at the Santiago Bernabeu due to the lack of first-team opportunities. It is expected that the Portuguese international will now make the move to Loftus Road once he had his medical and agrees to the personal terms.

The 34-year-old former Portuguese international may not be at the peak of his career, but he will provide QPR with valuable experience at the back. He will be joined by the former Chelsea defender José Bosingwa, who has signed for the club on a free transfer after being released by Chelsea at the end of last season. QPR are also looking to bring in the Tottenham defender Michael Dawson. They have had a £ 7.5 million bid for the 28-year-old accepted recently. This fee could rise to up to £ 10 million depending upon the performances of the player at Loftus Road.

“If you’re not careful it can be embarrassing if you’re two or three behind and you’re chasing the game. It was certainly that. A number of individuals did OK but the team performance was nowhere near where it needed to be. You can make all the excuses you want, but it doesn’t wash with me. It’s unacceptable and highlights there are players who are not where they need to be,” said Mark Hughes after the 5-0 defeat at the hands of Swansea. QPR were extremely poor in the match, despite spending a lot of money in the summer transfer window.

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