Coleman plans loan shopping

Best injury & Wright suspension force Coleman's hand

Coleman: Planning loan moves

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Coventry boss Chris Coleman has revealed he plans to enter the transfer market to bring in some new faces after his team's 1-1 draw at QPR.

Coleman saw his squad options take a further two blows at Loftus Road after Leon Best suffered a suspected broken cheekbone in a collision with QPR's Matt Connolly and Stephen Wright facing a three-game ban after his red card.

Dexter Blackstock's late leveller denied Coventry all three points after Daniel Fox's free-kick gave the visitors the lead.

Coleman admitted Best's injury will force him to look for some loan additions to bolster his squad.

"It's another injury and things seem to be going against us," bemoaned Coleman.

"Thankfully, the transfer window is open and I do want to bring in one or two loans. We did well today but you can only get away with it for so long.


"There is money available, but we're choosy. We signed players in the summer and, like a lot of clubs, we'll look mainly at loan signings. I don't think you'll see many permanent signings during this transfer window."

Wright was incensed after being sent off, but Coleman is unlikely to appeal against the decision.

"He (Wright) wasn't happy and it looked a 50-50 challenge to me," added Coleman.

"But I know Helguson is a tough lad who doesn't go down easily. I'll have a look at it, but if the challenge was high, I'm not going to bother appealing. How often do you see them rescinded?

"If Wright has caught him and got it wrong, then we'll just have to take it on the chin."

QPR boss Paulo Sousa conceded he got his tactics wrong by switching from his preferred 'diamond' formation to 4-4-2 in order to give a debut to winger Wayne Routledge.

"We changed our shape and played without training very much because the weather gave us few opportunities to train," said Sousa.

"When this happens it is better to keep playing the way we were before, so I take responsibility for this.

"We looked for a winger and when Wayne came, we wanted to be more open and play with more width. We lost some control in midfield, where we had been playing with four in the middle.

"When you change things it doesn't just click. We want to play a different way, but it does take time.

"I did try to win the game. We played with just three defenders before Coventry scored and then played with even more forwards.

"Today was disappointing, yes. But the positive thing is that we are building. It's coming."