Harry Redknapp believes strengthening his squad in January will be pointless unless QPR enjoy a productive December.
It had been assumed owner Tony Fernandes would fund new signings when the transfer window opens, but Redknapp said: "I'm not looking at January. It's about now. There are games between now and the window that will decide where we're going."
He went on: "If we don't pick up some points and wins in that period, what's the point of putting yourself in trouble trying to buy players?
"That way you could get lumbered with a big wage bill for next season. It's not the situation we want.
"We need to pick some points up. If we're in the mix then we can take a look at it again in January.
"I haven't discussed players with anyone - the chairman or chief executive.
"We need to win matches now. What happens in January is way off. I've not looked at targets for January."