Ryan Nelsen backs Harry Redknapp to lead QPR to Premier League safety
QPR centre-half Ryan Nelsen says new manager Harry Redknapp has the credentials to keep the Hoops in the Premier League
Ryan Nelsen believes Harry Redknapp has the experience to keep Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League despite a dreadful start.
Redknapp’s first game in charge saw the Hoops secure a goalless draw at Stadium of Light, leaving the west London club with five points from their opening 14 games.
Nelsen, who was signed by former QPR manager Mark Hughes in the summer, acknowledged that it would take more than four days for Redknapp to work his magic at Loftus Road.
But the New Zealand international backed the 65-year-old to get the best of the QPR players as they bid to avoid the drop.
“Harry has come in, I know him really well and his credentials speak for themselves,” Nelsen told the Fulham & Hammersmith Chronicle.
“It is up to us now to bring in results for him, start producing on the field and getting some points.
“Obviously Harry hasn’t had much time, he is still getting to know every player. He has to cast his own eye on everyone and that won’t happen overnight.
“He is just trying to keep everyone positive. As I know Harry, him and his staff will be doing their utmost to get us points.
“Of course it is going to be very difficult, but anyone watching this would not of known which side was on the bottom.
“We need to keep performing and getting wins. We have to get 10 more wins, at least, in the season and we will see what happens.”