Harry Redknapp: Saving QPR would be like winning a trophy

Harry Redknapp believes saving QPR from relegation from the Premier League would almost be as good as winning a trophy

By Michael Symons at Harlington
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Harry Redknapp's QPR are currently five points from safety Photo: The Sport Review

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Harry Redknapp believes rescuing Queens Park Rangers from relegation would prove just as memorable as lifting silverware and called on players to swap the security of mid-table for a crack at something special.

The Hoops kicked off 2013 with an improbable 1-0 win at Chelsea, a result that Redknapp expects to convince one or two that QPR is a risk worth taking.

“Players will think maybe there is something that could still happen there,” he said.

“It’s a challenge. We want people who are going to come here and take up the challenge. It could be exciting.

“Getting out of trouble is almost as good as winning something when you’re in the position we’re in.

“And maybe people will look at it and think well rather than sitting around going somewhere in the middle of the table, seeing out the rest of the season, let’s go and take on a real challenge. If we can pull it off it’ll be great. That’s what you’re looking for.”

Two such individuals might come in the shape of Premier League veterans Robbie Keane and Tim Cahill, both now plying their trade in the MLS.

And while Redknapp gladly shared his admiration for the pair, he conceded the brevity of any loan deal would likely scupper the prospects of a move.

“You’re taking them for about six weeks. It’s very difficult. And then you lose them at a time when you’ve got another ten, 12 games to try and stay up,” he explained.

“They would improve any team. They’re two fantastic professionals and two great players, but I’m not close to doing anything with them.”

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