I can’t get anymore out of QPR players, says Redknapp

Harry Redknapp believes his QPR squad are firing on all cylinders but says there is little more he can do to get them playing better ahead of tomorrow’s west London derby at home to Fulham.

QPR have collected three draws since the 65-year-old succeeded Mark Hughes last month after a dire opening 13 games to the season, which saw the Hoops plummet to bottom of the Premier League.

The R’s manager has been impressed with the players he has inherited yet feels there is not much else he can do or say to them to inspire them to a first win of the season.

“I have been impressed with the way the players have performed, the way they have trained and the way they have worked,” he said.

“But I can’t get anymore out of them. There is nothing else I can do but keep trying to get them to perform to their maximum.


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“If, at the end of the day, it isn’t good enough I can’t do anymore.”

Despite being almost at a loss to figure what else he can do to assist his charges, the former Tottenham manager feels his side are near to a much-needed first three points of the campaign.

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He said: “I feel we are close to getting that first win so hopefully it will come tomorrow but it won’t be easy against Fulham.”

Redknapp, also, said he sympathised with chairman Tony Fernandes and the situation his club is currently in after the billionaire boss tweeted earlier this week that the Hoops’ season had been ‘nothing short of a disaster’.

“It must be difficult for him to look at the whole situation from where they were in the summer with what has happened,” Redknapp said.

“It can’t be nice for him or anyone else associated with the club. It has not gone as they had hoped but we can only put that right if we can.

“We have played very well in the games so that is positive, we need to get that run going.”

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