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Transfer market an ugly place, laments QPR boss Redknapp

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By Peter Stickney

Monday 28 January 2013

As the transfer window draws to a close Queens Park Rangers’ manager Harry Redknapp is still looking to strengthen his squad. Redknapp is a past master at maximising this time of year, however even he admits that it is difficult this time.

Harry Redknapp

In an interview with Sky Sports he likened the conditions in the market at the moment to “gang warfare”.

He said: “When you're in a position like we are, you need to strengthen if you can. I didn't put this squad together, I inherited it. This transfer window, I've never seen anything like it. It's like gang warfare out there.

QPR currently sit bottom of the Premier League and are five points from safety. With only two wins in the league this season, both coming during Harry Redknapp’s tenure at the club, he will be hoping for a few new players to help propel them up the league.

Redknapp went on to say: “I still think we can avoid relegation if I can get the players in that I'm aiming for. We'll give ourselves a real chance if we get them in. I'm sure there'll be clubs looking to do some business but it's always difficult.

The former Tottenham Hotspur manager has a good pedigree when it comes to reviving the form of a club and moving them upwards from the bottom end of the league table. When he took over at Spurs the White Hart Lane club were bottom of the league but by the end of that season they were eighth and runners-up in the League Cup, losing out to Manchester United on penalties.

Before that, when Redknapp took over at Portsmouth in December 2005, returning for a second spell as manager, the club were hovering near the relegation zone. But only a few years later, after keeping the club in the Premier League, he brought silverware to Fratton Park with a 1-0 FA Cup final victory over Cardiff City.

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