QPR boss Warnock still unhappy missing out on Swansea striker Graham

QPR boss Neil Warnock admits regret missing out on Swansea City striker Danny Graham.

QPR boss Neil Warnock admits regret missing out on Swansea City striker Danny Graham.

The 26-year-old has netted five times since his £3.5million move from Watford and Warnock has revealed he could have quite easily been wearing the blue and white hoops on Tuesday.

"I had Danny Graham in my house," Warnock said. "I thought that [a deal] was all done and dusted.

"He will be playing against us and it would have been nice for him to be with us.

"He is a nice lad but that happened on four or five occasions in the summer. Doing a lot of work, spending a lot of weeks chasing players to finally get them to agree and then not to be able to sign them was a massive blow to me.

"It meant it was a waste of time for sort of eight or nine weeks when we really should have done some of the business. Because of that we had to change targets, looking for different types of players and it was never going to be the same.

"It really has been a bit of a mixed bag and I think both Swansea and Norwich benefited from getting on with their business and planning it all.

"We chopped and changed, were spurned just before the end of the deadline, which is why the only objective for us is staying up.

"We have to be positive. Yes, we need certain help in the squad to push us on but I think we're quite capable of doing that and finishing strongly."

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