QPR manager Neil Warnock is confident of having Tommy Smith available for Saturday's visit of Middlesbrough.
Smith's deadline day switch from Portsmouth was rejected by the Football League but the clubs are now trying to arrange a loan deal for the striker.
"I think he'll be involved in the squad," Warnock told Sky Sports News.
"It will have to be a short-term loan which we are looking into. We were disappointed at the time but Tom is looking forward to the challenge and he will fit in well.
"We'd like to make it permanent, he's one I've chased for many years and it's nice for me to have him on board."