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Jose Bosingwa's QPR future hangs in the balance

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 27 December, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 27 December, 2012, 4:30am

Portuguese international defender Jose Bosingwa's future at English Premier League strugglers QPR remained in the balance after the club's manager Harry Redknapp refused to say whether he would play for the side again.

Bosingwa has attracted both Redknapp's and the fans' ire since he refused to sit on the substitute's bench for the Premier League game against Fulham earlier this month. It led to him being fined two weeks' wages - £130,000 (HK$1.63 million) - by the manager and dropped from the squad for last weekend's game with Newcastle.

Redknapp, though, admitted the incident was still playing on his mind.

"It disturbed me when a player doesn't want to sit on the bench when you are bang in trouble," he said.

"We are all in trouble. The owner and the fans see their team losing every week and suddenly you get someone who doesn't want to sit on the bench.

"He [Bosingwa] said: 'I don't want to sit on the bench.' He thinks he is too good to sit on the bench. That is what disturbs me in this game.

"I have seen one or two incidents that have disturbed me."

Redknapp could not confirm whether 30-year-old Bosingwa - who won the Champions League last season with Chelsea - would ever play for the club again.

"I will have to look at it in the future. Let's see how we go."

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