Harry Redknapp glum about QPR's prospects in Premier League

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 6:29am


Queen's Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp admits he is already planning for life in the Championship even if his side beat fellow-strugglers Reading in today's relegation showdown at the Madejski Stadium.

Redknapp's team sit a place above bottom side Royals on goal difference, with both sides 10 points from safety and knowing a win this weekend would see their opponents go down.

Redknapp, 64, has grown more downbeat about QPR's survival chances and, with just four games to go, he is realistic when he considers the prospect of the west London club sliding out of the Premier League.

"You're never switching off, you're thinking about next year and how you'll get a team that will get us back out of that league," Redknapp said.

"You're looking around to find players who will get us back into the Premier League, where we want to be. We've got the summer so there's no excuses really. We've got to get the right players and get it right.

"We'll only let people go we want to let go. The ones we want to keep, we'll keep them. People have got contracts."

New Reading boss Nigel Adkins is still searching for his first win, but he remains more upbeat: "We're not down first of all. We're looking at one game at a time and the attitude and application on the training ground has been first class."