Loftus Road club will be deducted points by Wembley officials.
Former Football Association chief Mark Palios says Queens Park Rangers will be docked points over the Alejandro Faurlin affair throwing their promotion party into disarray.
An Independent Regulatory Commission will hear the charges brought against the Hoops and will announce their punishment on Friday, a day before the final round of Championship matches.
QPR gained promotion as champions last Saturday, following goals from Tommy Smith and Adel Taarabt secured victory at Watford, but all the celebrations could be stopped.
Neil Warnock’s men are due be presented with the Championship trophy after their match with Leeds at Loftus Road this Saturday, but that could all change depending on the outcome of the hearing.
Reports suggest the West London club could be docked as many as 15 points which could result in them not even making the play-offs.
The charges concern the alleged existence of an agreement between the club and a third party in respect of Faurlin’s economic rights, and the alleged failure by QPR to notify the FA of that agreement before the player was registered to play in England.
The club has also been charged with allegedly using or seeking to pay an unauthorised agent as part of the Faurlin deal
Both the club and chairman Gianni Paladini have further been charged with allegedly submitting false information in documents provided to the FA relating to a contract extension signed by Faurlin in October.
QPR and Paladini have denied the charges, which will be put before the commission’s four-man panel.
But Palios believes precedent from previous cases will mean any punishment could include a points deduction.
“There is a lot of precedent around playing an ineligible player and that ranges from the clerical errors around the transfer window, when they get small points deductions, to more serious situations,” he said.
“I think following the [Carlos] Tevez affair it is neccessary for a statement to be made. This is more serious than a clerical error, so deserves a points deduction almost certainly.
“The second charge with regard to illegal payment to agents, I think there is a precedent when Luton got 10 points deducted for doing that.
“Interestingly, the FA said they tried and didn’t say they actually did make the payments to unregistered agents.”