Joel Lynch will be helping QPR out of their most pressing problem when he puts pen to paper on a £1m-plus contract at Loftus Road.
The popular 28-year-old centre-back will fill the one spot in Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s team which has proved most problematical.
Following the release of long-serving former Crystal Palace player Clint Hill, who has joined Glasgow Rangers, QPR have basically been left with no-one to play alongside Player of the Year Grant Hall at the heart of defence.
Former Spurs man Hall was the one big hit of QPR’s 2015-16 campaign, and it seems the partnership of him and Lynch is one which really appeals to the manager.
Nedum Onuoha is another option for the centre of the back four, but he played mostly at right-back last season with James Perch on the left.
The club have been looking to reinforce that area, and particularly centre-back, and Hasselbaink – who worked with Lynch at Nottingham Forest – has always had the Welsh international in his sights.
Lynch, who started his career at Brighton and signed for Town in 2012, has played more than 300 games at club level and impressed while playing Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner’s full-throttle 4-2-3-1 system.
The fact he is left-footed adds to his appeal for the London club.
Lynch played 40 times and scored two goals for Town in 2015-16, and the fact he knows goalkeeper Alex Smithies well is a bonus.
The two were teammates at Town, of course, before Smithies made the move to Loftus Road for £2m last August.
QPR had centre-back Italian Gabriele Angela on loan from Watford last season, but he has gone back to Vicarage Road.
Steven Caulker has been out on loan and is not in favour, while South Korean international Yun Suk-Young did not fit the bill and 20-year-old Cole Kpekawa is still learning his trade.
So Lynch would likely step straight into the starting line-up.