If you accept that this is a transition season for QPR, which it is, then the real discussion should be over where the club are in terms of that transition. It seems to me that, as NWHoop has stated, we do not have enough quality at present that is being developed from youth players or available from older professionals. If we lose Smithies in the transfer window then we will be even more reliant upon what is still (at best) an OK defence for the Championship. Up front we do not have a striker that you would instantly say is class and good enough for the PL. Conor Washington could become that player yet, but I have my doubts; and Sylla is certainly not capable of netting 25+ goals next season. So, we are far behind the curve in terms of where QPR's squad should be by now. Ollie has made positive additions (Smith as a short-term solution and Freeman), but not enough for me. We should have a nucleus of a team that can take us into the Top 10 at least next season. I just do not see it.
Hoops are coming home, coming home!