Neil Warnock certain he can resolve QPR's issues in January

Neil Warnock insists he will sort out QPR's problems in next month's transfer window.

Rangers go into Christmas just two points above the relegation zone after their 3-2 defeat to Sunderland at Loftus Road.

Warnock has promised January signings in an effort to boost his team's survival prospects.

He said: "We will be looking to improve the squad in January. I know what I need and I will go and get them."

The 1-0 victory over Chelsea was the only home win that Warnock's team have managed all season - and the loss against Sunderland was only the second time they have managed to score more than once at Loftus Road.

Bottom of the Premier League

Pld GD Pts

* Correct at 25 December 2011

Sunderland

17

0

17

QPR

17

-14

16

Wolves

17

-13

15

Wigan

17

-15

14

Bolton

17

-17

12

Blackburn

17

-14

10

Rangers have scored just 17 goals in their 17 Premier League games and, while Heidar Helguson has contributed seven, no-one else has scored more than two.

Malaysian businessman Tony Fernandes completed his takeover of the club in August, less than two weeks before the transfer window closed.

Joey Barton and Shaun Wright-Phillips were among six new arrivals in the final week before the transfer deadline and Warnock has hinted he expects to be as busy again when the window opens.

He added: "The board are supportive, the fans trust me and they know I will sort it out. It won't need much sorting.

"I can't accept certain things that are happening at the moment but we'll get on with it. We're exciting and entertaining but lost three poor goals [against Sunderland] and you can't do that in the Premier League."