Cardiff boss Dave Jones has questioned the timing of Queens Park Rangers' disciplinary hearing over the transfer of Alejandro Faurlin.
QPR will go before an independent regulatory commission over charges of breaching FA rules.
The hearing is not until 3 May, days before the last game of the season.
"Maybe they are waiting to see where they are and how many points they're ahead to do what they've got to do," Jones told BBC Sport Wales.
Neil Warnock's QPR, who lead the Championship by seven points, were charged with breaches of seven Football Association rules over the third-party ownership and agents in March.
If found guilty, Rangers could be docked points before the end of the season as the Football Association wants to avoid any doubt over who is promoted.
The club maintain their innocence over the allegations in relation to Faurlin, who joined from Argentine club Instituto in July 2009.
Third-place Cardiff are currently 13 points behind QPR with seven games of the regular season remaining.
"It just makes it more difficult," said Jones of the uncertainty over QPR's fate.
"I can only go on what I read and if the charges are right then it looks like they're in a little bit of trouble. But that's down to the Football League to sort out."
But Jones said Cardiff, who travel to Doncaster on Saturday, are concentrating on their own promotion push and are not preoccupied with the fate of QPR.
"You've just got to look after yourself," he added. "Don't worry about anyone else [and] don't bank on anything.
"You do what you've got to do and you've got to be ruthless in that.
"You can't have any thoughts or any sort of feelings for anybody else in this sport. You've got to do what's right for you."