West London side’s fate delayed.
The Football Association has delayed its verdict in the case of QPR midfielder Alejandro Faurlin due to the quantity of evidence being considered.
The decision on the Argentine’s ownership was originally due before 1600 BST on Friday.
But an FA statement read: “This will now not happen.”
The Championship’s league winners may be deducted points if they are found guilty on some or all of the seven charges against them.
Asked whether the verdict will be delivered on Monday, a QPR spokesman said: “that’s an assumption to make.”
However BBC Sport understands the tribunal could remain sitting through the weekend if required and that a decision could come at any time.
While the panel continues its deliberations, QPR intend for the Championship trophy’s presentation to take place on Saturday when Rangers entertain Leeds.
Manager Neil Warnock echoed those sentiments by telling QPR’s official website: “I love Loftus Road and I want the fans to enjoy the party on Saturday.”
But the celebrations could turn sour if the tribunal imposes a points deduction significant enough to shake up the positions at the top of the table, where QPR are currently nine points clear of third-placed Cardiff. (BBC Sport)
According to most sources a points deduction is likely, however if QPR can put a ten point gap between themselves and third spot then perhaps the FA will take the easy way out and adopt a penalty that is seen to punish the Loftus Road side without preventing their automatic promotion?
Any decision that would see the West London side drop to the play-offs, or below sixth, will more than likely lead to QPR appealing the decision and subsequently preventing the play-offs from taking place as planned. One wonders why the FA allowed the decision to drag on so spectacularly and essentially leave themselves open to criticism for failing to act more swiftly.