Steve McClaren says he has no doubt QPR’s owners would continue spending were it not for Financial Fair Play restrictions.
Rangers’ Malaysian owners have spent heavily during their time in charge but can no longer do so without risking another huge FFP fine.
“Believe me, if the owners could spend money – if they could – they would. But the restrictions are the restrictions,” McClaren said.
Rangers, thrashed 7-1 at West Brom on Saturday, suffered another crushing defeat on Tuesday, going down 3-0 at home to Bristol City.
They have lost all four of their league games under McClaren, who was jeered by angry fans on a dismal night for the R’s at Loftus Road.
But the under-fire manager insisted at his post-match press conference that he is the right man for the job.
“Yes. Absolutely. I knew the situation when I came in,” he said.
“I knew this was a tough job and it wouldn’t happen overnight.
“The message to the supporters, and it’s a difficult one, is patience.
“We’re in the loan market and free market and the owners are very supportive of that and that’s the key message to the supporters, who might not think that.
“We’ve been working behind the scenes to bring signings in and we expect one or two before Saturday.
“But certainly the next 10 days are big, because we have talent and potential out there.
“At the present moment we’re suffering. But I believe if we get the right players in we’ll be OK.”