Socceroo Luongo faces nervy January

Australian international midfielder Massimo Luongo faces an anxious wait on his future at Queens Park Rangers. 

Luongo joined the English Championship outfit from Swindon Town earlier this year and was tipped for big things after claiming the 2015 Asian Cup and player of the tournament award with Australia.

However, the 23-year-old has found it hard to cement a starting place at his London club and was left on the bench during QPR's last game against Reading.

With a new manager in place at Loftus Road, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, and the January transfer window just around the corner, there could be an exodus of players as the Dutchman looks to assemble a new-look squad.

“I think Jimmy (Floyd Hasselbaink) will tweak the squad in January with one or two new players with more than that leaving the club," said former QPR manager Neil Warnock.                                                                      

“I don't think many of the summer signings were at Reading. I've gone with a group of players I think can do well in the Championship and moulded that into a very good team.”

Ben Gladwin, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, Jamie Mackie, Joseph N'Guessan, Sebastian Polter, Tjarron Chery, James Perch, Oscar Gobern, Grant Hall, Alex Smithies and Daniel Tozser were all signed alongside Luongo in the off-season but their failure to gel as a squad was one of the key reasons to the sacking of Chris Ramsey.

But Warnock, who took over as interim boss to help steady the ship after Ramsey's departure, believes there is enough quality in the team to continue a play-off charge.

He said: "They (QPR) have to believe in themselves. It's a great job for Jimmy to take on. I bet he can't believe his luck taking over this group of players. It's a special club.”