Harry Redknapp gives his first impressions of the QPR squad

New QPR boss Harry Redknapp was impressed after meeting some of his new squad in the wake of the R’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester United.

The 65-year-old took charge of a warm-down session at the club’s Harlington training ground and felt that his charges were positive in training.

“They were good yesterday,” Redknapp said. “The lads I met were all upbeat.

“They’re in this position because they haven’t performed to their capabilities. They’ve got to do better.

“They’ve lost a good manager in Mark – he’s been unfortunate. The players have to take responsibility.


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“They’re the ones that are playing. They’ve got to up their performance level now and get us out of trouble.

“It’s their responsibility. I feel that with a bit of confidence we can climb the table.”

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One reason offered for the R’s underperforming is because of a divisive squad after former manager Mark Hughes invested in 12 players over the summer.

The likes of Jose Bosingwa, Andy Johnson and co will all be on more money than the likes of Clint Hill, who were there during the Championship days.

But Redknapp will offer a clean slate to his new side.

“I don’t know,” he added. “I look at them all individually.

“It’s not ‘these were here, these are new,’ it’s about getting the best team out.

“We need to put them on the pitch and work with them.

“We need to build a team, get some team spirit and get some results.”

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