Warnock adamant QPR big enough to handle Fernandes ambitions

QPR boss Neil Warnock is adamant the club is big enough to handle all the changes planned by owner Tony Fernandes.

QPR boss Neil Warnock is adamant the club is big enough to handle all the changes planned by owner Tony Fernandes.

A new training ground base has been discussed and new chief executive Philip Beard revealed two weeks ago that the club were keen to move to a new stadium with a much bigger capacity than their current home - Loftus Road - which holds just 20,000.

Some have doubted whether Rangers would be able to fill a new ground of around 30,000 or 40,000, but Warnock is convinced the club's fanbase will grow enough to make a move worthwhile.

"I think we would be able to fill a bigger stadium," Warnock said. "When I was at Huddersfield, we got something like 4,000 average at the old Leeds Road and then we moved to the McAlpine, a fantastic new complex at that time, and we had 12,500 from day one so it trebled.

"The only thing is that Loftus Road for games like we have tomorrow against Chelsea, it's a fantastic place to be stood on the bench and it's a great atmosphere - I would miss that personally."

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