QPR boss Neil Warnock is wary of bringing in a new striker with Heidar Helguson in such good form.

The Rs have been linked with a striker swoop come the New Year, but Warnock believes Helguson is performing like a £5million player.

"I was speaking to the chairman (Tony Fernandes) in Malaysia, and I've told him what my thoughts are," said Warnock. "You give me £5m to buy a striker, and I don't think I could get much better than Helguson.

"So I think you've got to be careful - sometimes January is not the right time. I need players in (other) areas that I'll try to get.

"But it's made to measure for Heidar in the Premier League. He can rest Mondays and Tuesdays, and build up to a game on Saturday.

"If we're in the Championship, then it's three games a week and it's hard work. I see him playing 15-20 games a season, and it's easier at the level we're at than the Championship where it's Wacky Races - if you can remember that programme."