Neil Warnock says the Premier League favours big clubs

QPR boss Neil Warnock says the Premier League favours big clubs after it refused him permission to sign a back-up goalkeeper.

Rangers wanted to make a loan signing after they learned first-choice Paddy Kenny may be out for two monthsexternal-link with a side muscle injury.

After his team's 2-1 defeat at Norwich, Warnock said: "If it had been a big club [it would have been different].

"Once again it's the little club who gets punished."

He added: "I'm disappointed with the Premier League that they haven't seen fit to help us out.

"It's absolutely pathetic the decision, but it doesn't surprise me. There has got to be some common sense but there isn't with the Premier League. It's them and us and we're 'us'."

In March 2011, Arsenal were given permission to re-sign free agent Jens Lehmann after an injury to goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, while Manchester City snapped up Marton Fulop from Sunderland in April 2010 as cover for Shay Given.

And Warnock added: "Look at Arsenal last year and Man City."

With QPR reserve goalkeeper Brian Murphy already out due to a calf injury, Radek Cerny, 37, made his first start of the season at Carrow Road.

Warnock also recalled 20-year-old Elvijs Putnins from a loan spell with non-league Boreham Wood to be his substitute at Carrow Road.

And he said: "We genuinely lost two keepers and have Radek, who has had a permanent problem all season and only played two reserve games, yet the Premier League cannot help us.

"They talked about it for two days and then decided I've got to bring a lad back from Boreham Wood who we gave a free transfer to nearly two years ago but is kept on the books because he is a nice lad.

"If not [him], then we had to play a 17-year-old that has not played a reserve game yet.

"I won't be signing any other young lad on a professional form if that's the case [that we can't sign an experienced goalkeeper]."