Warnock plays down Rangers' riches

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Neil Warnock insists QPR will not be throwing money around as they prepare for life back in the Premier League despite being linked with the likes of Joe Cole.

Rangers may be backed by mega-rich owners Bernie Ecclestone, Flavio Briatore and Lakshmi Mittal but Warnock has laughed off a potential swoop for Liverpool's England international.

Instead, the likes of Portsmouth midfielder Michael Brown and Fulham forward Zoltan Gera seem more realistic targets, and Hoops boss Warnock told the Evening Standard: "What we have here is perceived money. I don't think anyone wants to splash out fortunes."

He added: "I think the Premier League will be a great League to be in, and I think the owners will really enjoy it, but they will want me to be as thrifty as I have been in the Championship, getting value for money and entertainment as best as we can without spending millions.

"I can't see them throwing money around with 18,000 crowds. I don't think they want to be self-sufficient, as that is difficult, but they don't want to be throwing money around stupidly.

"I see we have been linked with Joe Cole but I doubt we could afford a quarter of his wages."

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